Fear over Akeredolu’s health, ability to function as Ondo governor

The Ondo PDP has escalated fears about APC’s Gov Rotimi Akeredolu’s health, and its asking the ruling party to declare the whereabouts of the state’s No. 1 citizen.

In a statement issued on Friday, the PDP wished Akeredolu quick recovery, and stated equally that the people of Ondo State deserve to know if the governor can still carry out his constitutionally required functions without impediment.

Since Akeredolu went on leave, he has yet to return even after the expiration of his the leave, which ended on October 4, 2019 has been raising eyebrows on his whereabouts.

In the statement by Zadok Akintoye, the Director, Media and Publicity, said f it was true the governor had health issues, the Ondo State PDP expresses its concern on the state of health of the governor and do wish him quick and perfect recovery.

“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 goes 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.