“My illness not life-threatening” – Akeredolu debunks rumours over health status

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo State, has responded to rumours that he is facing a fatal illness.

The governor stated on January 17 that he had been unwell for some time but is now feeling better.

He continued by saying that his condition had no bearing on how he performed his formal responsibilities as the state’s governor.

Concerns regarding the governor’s health arose after information about his condition was hinted at in an audio purportedly belonging to his wife Betty.

In a statement released by his chief press secretary, Richard Olabode, the governor claimed that he has been actively involved in his duties since last week and begged the public to ignore rumours to the contrary.

He added that the Governor was actively present during the presidential rally of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state on January 7, as well as the activities of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

The statament reads: “Governor Akeredolu, just like every other mere mortal has had some health challenges for which he has since received treatment and recuperated speedily. Since the Governor is not a superhuman and the immunity his office enjoys does not extend to physical wellness or otherwise, the health issue is therefore not an unusual one.

“However, contrary to speculations and insinuations making the round, the Governor though frail, is discharging his official functions.

“The Governor will continue to discharge his official duties to the good people of Ondo State in line with the Redeemed Agenda of his administration while he finds quality time to rest for renewed vigour and strength just like any man in his situation.”

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