Wednesday 14 June 2023

Aiyedatiwa Gives Update on Akeredolu's Health Condition

Acting Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has given update on the health condition of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who is currently on medical vacation.

Aiyedatiwa, in a message to the people of Ondo State on Wednesday, said they should pray for the quick recovery of Akeredolu from his illness.

The governor, it was gathered is suffering from Blood Cancer, known as Leukemia.

He averred that rumours about the disruption of government activities in Ondo were misplaced and only arose as a result of impatience and lack of proper understanding of the running of the machinery of government.

He said such misrepresentations and apparently baseless allusions were to be expected when political gladiators by their activities in the build up to party primaries and gubernatorial elections in any state tried to heat up the polity, saying that Ondo could not definitely be an exception.

“It is, therefore, important to assure our people that governance is on course in the State. Mr Governor has laid a solid foundation for One Administration in the State and there is, undoubtedly, no politically debilitating division in the government.

“Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON, my boss, is a revered democrat who has always demonstrated his respect for the Rule of Law and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as Amended).

“It should be recalled that by his usual practice, he has always transmitted power to the Deputy Governor whenever he proceeds on annual vacation. This is what he has again re-enacted by transmitting power to proceed on a medical vacation. He is human like all of us. Whenever the need arises, everyone finds time to rest and take care of their health when medically challenged,” he stated.

Aiyedatiwa added that though currently on recess, the 10th House of Assembly would function in line with its constitutional mandate upon resumption.

He said the the State Executive Council and the Parliament would continue to enjoy mutually beneficial relationship in its avowed duties to move the State forward.

“We, therefore, enjoin the good people of Ondo State and all friends of our dear Sunshine States not to relent in their prayers for Mr Governor’s quick recovery, so that he can resume duty after his medical vacation, to continue with his good works for the betterment of Ondo State in particular and Nigeria at large.

“I cannot but enjoin the political class to be guided by good conscience in the pursuit of ambition in order to sustain the atmosphere of peace and unfettered development that we have been witnessing in our dear State in the last six years. Service to our people should, consequently, be the ultimate goal of our politicking.

“The sustained welfare of our people, the success of our administration and the victory of our great party in successive elections should, therefore, be our guiding principles. Our administration shall neither be deterred nor distracted,” he vowed.

The acting governor assured that the state government would continue to uphold and pursue the constitutional primary responsibility of government to secure the lives and property of the people of the State.

“We are fully committed to the mandate we are holding in trust for the good people of Ondo State.

“I urging you to continue to keep calm and be law-abiding as the State Government remains focused and committed to the delivery of dividends of good governance to all,” he charged.

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