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Aiyedatiwa returns to Akure, assumes office as Ondo acting governor

Acting governor of Ondo state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has returned to Akure, the state capital.

He was received by a former Secretary to the State Government, Ifedayo Abegunde, and other supporters.

The Ondo House of Assembly had earlier in the day confirmed Aiyedatiwa as acting governor of the state.

The Assembly confirmed Aiyedatiwa as acting governor after Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu forwarded his letter on medical leave l.

Speaker Olamide Oladiji said the governor’s action was in line with Section 190 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

Akeredolu told the Assembly that Aiyedatiwa would assume responsibilities of the governor in an acting capacity until there was a written declaration to the contrary.

He said the leave would commence on Wednesday, December 13.

The speaker expressed appreciation to God for the speedy recovery of the Governor and expressed optimism that he would soon resume his duty.

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