The absence of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State from office has generated reactions has some alleged that the governor is in the hospital, treating food poisoning.
According to a report, the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, has been in an acting capacity, due to the absence of the governor.
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation in the state, Donald Ojogo, while reacting to the report said that the governor was not ill nor suffering from food poisoning.
Ojogo while speaking with newsmen in Akure, said governor Akeredolu is on his annual vacation and has returned to Abuja where he is attending to matters that concerned the state.
He noted that the Ondo State governor will soon return to the state.
Ojogo said, “We have been hearing all manners of things about the governor, but I want to tell you that those are insinuations from those who don’t mean well for this state.”
“Mr Governor went for his annual vacation. After spending 10 days from it, he came back to attend to some domestic issues and shortly after his daughter’s wedding, he proceeded for the rest of the vacation and returned on October 4, (2019). Since then he has been in Abuja to attend to many important issues, including political meetings because he does not want to be going Abuja every day”.
“So Akeredolu is not hospitalised as it is being insinuated. His absence has not affected the governance in the state. But we don’t want to be frivolous with anybody. What they are peddling is not true. Those stories are from those who don’t mean well for this state.”
Ojodo while speaking on the flood affecting the state called on the Federal Government to come to the rescue of the state, he noted that the state only can not solve the problem.