Ondo State Government has in a statement on Tuesday remained positive on the health of the Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN who is currently out of the country for medical attention.
Overtnews reports that the statement is coming 24 hours after reports credited to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu, on Monday, July 10, 2023 said, “We regret to announce the extreme incapacity of the governor of Ondo State, who we understand has been hospitalised overseas.”
Reacting to the Chairman’s alleged comment, the Ondo State Commissioner for Information, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, said Akeredolu is not in a critical situation.
“The national chairman was indeed excited at the reports on the rate of recovery of the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, and urged all those present at the meeting to pray for his quick return,” Ademola-Olateju said.
“He is, evidently, not in any critical state that should warrant this clearly reprehensible conduct as he still sent a post to the executive council committee platform yesterday.
“Mr. Governor is not incapacitated. He will return to his duty as soon as the doctors certify him fully fit to do so.”
To this, the APC’s National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore, described the reports of Akeredolu in critical condition as “mischievous, wicked and insensitive reportage, sponsored by desperate politicians.”
“At no time did the National Chairman mention that the Governor was in a state of ‘extreme incapacity’ in the meeting of 10th July 2023 or anytime for that matter,” Omisore said.
“He (Akeredolu) is, evidently, not in any critical state that should warrant this clearly reprehensible conduct as he still sent a post to the Executive Council Committee platform yesterday.”