Ondo Assembly Acknowledges Akeredolu’s Letter, Declares Aiyedatiwa Acting Governor

The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Olamide Oladiji, officially confirmed the receipt of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s letter, announcing his medical vacation and delegation of power to his deputy, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa. 
The assembly, now informed of the governor’s decision, cited medical advice as the reason for the power transfer, in accordance with Section 190 of the Constitution.
Oladiji explained that the transfer of power was necessary as doctors had advised the ailing state leader to attend to his health.
“Following the Doctor’s advice on the need for medical follow-up after recuperating, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON, has forwarded the letter on medical leave to the State House of Assembly,” Vanguard quoted Oladiji saying,
He added: “Governor’s action is in line with Section 190 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
“According to the letter, his Deputy, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa would now assume the responsibilities of the Governor in an acting capacity until there is a written declaration to the contrary.
“The leave is expected to commence on Wednesday,13th December, 2023.”
While expressing appreciation to God for the speedy recovery of the Governor, the Speaker expressed optimism that he would soon resume his duty.
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