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VIDEO: Aiyedatiwa arrives Ondo gov office ahead swearing-in

The Acting Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has arrived the governor’s office in Akure, the state capital on Wednesday, to be sworn in as the substantive governor of the state.


The swearing-in of Aiyedatiwa was necessitated, following the death of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Germany, in the early hours of Wednesday.


According to a reliable source at the state House of Assembly, who preferred not to be mentioned, the Acting Governor would be sworn in today, December 27.


The source said “It’s true that the acting governor would be sworn in today by 4 p.m.


“He is presently out of the state. As soon as he’s back, the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Olusegun Odusola, will swear him in as the governor.”



Premium Politics reported that the state Information and Orientation Commissioner, Mrs Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, announced the death of the governor Akeredolu via a statement in Akure.


Ademola-Olateju, in the statement, described Akeredolu, as an extraordinary leader.


The statement partially read: “With a heavy heart, the Ondo State Government announces the tragic passing of our beloved Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN).


“Mr. Governor peacefully departed from this world in the early hours of today, Wednesday, December 27, 2023.


“This tragedy has left behind a profound void in our hearts. Governor Akeredolu answered the eternal call while receiving medical treatment in Germany.


“He succumbed to complications arising from protracted prostate cancer.”

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