Ondo Assembly declares Aiyedatiwa Acting Gov

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has been officially declared as the acting governor by the State House of Assembly.


The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Olamide Oladiji, on Wednesday, transmitted power to Aiyedatiwa following the receipt of the letter from ailing governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.


He stressed that a constitutional procedure is required, and he would instruct the Clerk of the House to provide his consent to the Secretary of the State Government.


The statement reads, “Following the Doctor’s advice on the need for medical follow-up after recuperating, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON has forwarded the letter on medical leave to the State House of Assembly.”


Receiving the letter on behalf of other lawmakers, Olamide Oladiji said the Governor’s action is in line with Section 190 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).


However, Aiyedatiwa will now take over the duties of the governor in an acting capacity until a formal declaration to the contrary is made, according to the Speaker’s statement.

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