Sunday, April 14, 2024

Akeredolu still recuperating in Germany, not yet back in Nigeria — Spokesman

The Chief Press Secretary to the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, Richard Olatunde has stated that the governor was still recuperating in a hospital in Germany.

The governor recently appeared in a viral video, working in an environment that looks like an airport, as a helicopter was seen behind him, giving the impression that he had returned to the state.

Reacting to the viral video, in a statement issued on Sunday, the CPS said the video was not recent as it was recorded during the election campaign.

The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to a recent video circulating on social media, suggesting the return of Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, from his medical vacation.

“While we acknowledge the eagerness of the people of the state, as well as supporters and well-wishers from both within and outside the country to have the governor back, we want to clarify that Governor Akeredolu is currently in Germany, focused on his full recovery.

“Governor Akeredolu extends his deep appreciation to the citizens of Ondo State for their unwavering prayers and support. Their genuine concern and compassion have been instrumental in aiding his recovery journey.

“It’s important to note that Governor Akeredolu will return to the state very soon to continue executing his administration’s Redeemed agenda and providing impactful governance. His commitment to delivering positive and lasting development remains steadfast.

“The video in question, which is circulating, was captured during the Governor’s campaign tour in preparation for the last Presidential and National Assembly elections.”

Olatunde noted that the governor was eagerly looking forward to reuniting with the people of the sunshine state.

“He is deeply moved by the outpouring of love and support, and he can’t wait to continue working towards a brighter future for Ondo State,” he stressed.

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