By Emmanuel Adeleke
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has written to the House of Assembly, seeking extension of his medical leave.
Recall that Akeredolu had on June 7 embarked on a three weeks medical leave abroad and also transferred power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, as acting governor.
The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji, who made the disclosure on Monday, said the governor has forwarded a letter to the assembly seeking an extension of his leave.
“Following doctor’s advice on the need to take adequate rest after recuperating, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON, has forwarded a letter of extension on medical leave to the Ondo State House of Assembly,” Oladiji said in a statement.
Oladiji said the governor’s action was in line with section 190 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ( as amended).
He added that Aiyedatiwa would continue to act as governor until there is a written declaration to the contrary.
Despite the official transfer of power, Akeredolu’s absence has led to division in the executive arm of government and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State.