Gov Akeredolu is very much alive’ – Ondo govt debunks death rumours


The Ondo State Government has debunked the rumours of death of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

A statement released by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, urged residents of the state and the general public to disregard the rumour about the governor.

Last week, rumour was rife on social media that the governor was gravely ill. Some people feared he had died. Currently, the governor is not in the state and he did not officially transfer power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

Ademola-Olateju in her statement admitted that the governor has been indisposed.

“We have been inundated with calls and messages concerning the state of health of the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON. We had chosen to ignore this wicked fabrication until it appeared that certain persons seek to draw political mileage from the disinformation. Though the Governor has been indisposed for he has been attending to state matters and delegating functions to functionaries of the Government, when necessary. We enjoin the members of the public to ignore the rumour. Aketi is very much alive” the commissioner stated