Ondo PDP Hails Akeredolu's Decision to Hand Over Power Following Health Concerns  - The Top Society

Ondo PDP Hails Akeredolu’s Decision to Hand Over Power Following Health Concerns 

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The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lauded Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s decision to hand over power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, due to ongoing health issues.

Ondo Assembly Confirms Akeredolu’s Medical Leave

The PDP deemed this move as long overdue, citing a stagnation in the state’s progress over the last six months.

Governor Akeredolu, who recently returned to Germany for follow-up medical treatment, received approval from the state House of Assembly on Thursday, officially recognizing Aiyedatiwa as the acting governor.

The Publicity Secretary of the Ondo PDP, Kennedy Peretei, emphasized the need for swift action from Aiyedatiwa to propel the state forward.

He said,

“Akeredolu’s medical vacation is long overdue, l don’t know why they waited this long to do this. The Ondo State is already the butt of every joke. Let’s pray that things will at least move in the state instead of the stagnation witnessed in the last six months.” 

In a related development, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, addressed concerns about the alleged freezing of local government accounts by the state government. Contrary to online reports claiming an order from the acting governor, Ademola-Olateju clarified on Sunday that no such directive had been issued, branding the information as untrue.

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Ademola-Olateju said,

“At no time has the acting Governor or any functionary of the state put a freeze on local government accounts or order any closure. This information is fake and baseless. We ask that the good people of Ondo State, particularly officials of local governments, disregard the rumour. 

“Necessary complimentary personnel/civil servants have been deployed to the LCDAs and they have been advised to exercise due diligence and processes in their operations by the government. 

“The state government is committed to proper functioning of the new 33 LCDAs and the existing 18 LGAs in the state as a way of enhancing development at the grassroots.”

 

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