The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has extended his medical leave following advice from his team of medical doctors.
Akeredolu had taken medical leave to care to his failing health.
The Governor who is receiving medical treatment at an undisclosed hospital abroad was said to have written to the state House of Assembly to inform the House about the extension.
Receiving the letter written by Akeredolu on behalf of other lawmakers, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon Olamide Oladiji, said the Governor’s action was in line with section 190 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
According to the letter, his Deputy Governor, Hon . Lucky Aiyedatiwa would continue to act as Governor until there is a written declaration to the contrary.
It would be recalled that in the Governor’s letter dated 5th June 2023, he had earlier informed the House that he would proceed on medical leave and was expected to resume on July 6.
The Speaker who expressed appreciation to God for the recovery of the Governor, expressed optimism that he would soon resume his duty.