The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded to know the true health status of the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
The opposition party in a statement issued on Friday stated that the people of Ondo State deserved to know if the governor could still carry out his constitutionally required functions without impediment.
In the statement by Zadok Akintoye, the Director, Media and Publicity, Ondo State PDP stated that, “Our party also wishes to request that the true status of the health of the Governor be made known to the public as soon as possible and that if he is incapacitated in performing his duties, the Ondo House of Assembly should ensure that the process of governance is not impeded by the Governors’ ill health.
“The import of the absence of Mr. Governor and/or his Deputy at the meeting of Niger Delta Governors with the President on Thursday, underlines our concern; as Ondo state (being one of the Niger Delta states and a major stakeholder in the happenings at the NDDC) was not adequately represented in the discussions.
“Once again, our prayers go to the Governor and we wish him perfect recovery (if this allegation is true).
“We enjoin all citizens to remain calm as we await an official response on the state of health of the Governor,” the statement read.
There have been rumours circulating in the state regarding the state of health of the governor with the claim that he was indisposed and was being treated at an undisclosed location.
The rumours were fuelled by the non-appearance of the governor at any function within and outside the state since his vacation elapsed on October 4, 2019.
State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Donald Ojogo, reacting to the rumoured ill health of Akeredolu, had said that the governor was in good condition, adding that he had been attending series of meetings in Abuja.
Ojogo added that upon resumption from his annual vacation, Akeredolu has decided to stay back in Abuja in the interest of the state, stressing that he would soon return to the state.
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