Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu Succumbs to Long-standing Illness

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu Succumbs to Long-standing Illness

Governor’s Health Battles

The unfortunate demise of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has been confirmed after a prolonged struggle with leukemia, culminating in his passing in a German hospital after failed attempts to secure treatment abroad.

Health Challenges and Treatment

Governor Akeredolu’s health had been severely impacted by prostate cancer and leukemia, leading to a significant period of incapacitation.

Despite efforts to seek adequate medical attention abroad and through State House physicians, his condition deteriorated.

Controversies and Political Turmoil

The governor’s prolonged absence and attempts to oversee state affairs remotely from Ibadan, instead of the capital Akure, sparked public outrage and demands for his resignation due to his inability to fulfill gubernatorial duties.

Presidential Intervention and Transition of Authority

President Bola Tinubu’s intervention led to instructions for the transfer of power to the deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

Akeredolu’s temporary leave of absence and Aiyedatiwa assuming the role of acting governor brought stability to Ondo State, particularly after the political impasse.

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