Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo State, passed away.
Akeredolu passed away in Lagos on Wednesday, according to sources.
The governor of Ondo passed away at the age of 67.
It came to light that he remained under the care of State House physicians till his demise due to their inability to transport him overseas.
“Akeredolu is dead; he died in Lagos,” a reliable source told Vanguard.
“They were looking for dialysis machines to be sent to his secret location in Lagos last week.”
Akeredolu experienced health issues after seeking medical treatment abroad in June. Although he returned to Nigeria in September, he remained in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
On Wednesday, December 13, he proceeded on another medical leave and wrote a notice formally transferring power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa who later assumed the responsibilities of the governor in full acting capacity.
Public outcry resulted from Akeredolu’s attempt to manage Oyo State from Ibadan, the capital city, after his return to Nigeria in September.
Betty, Akeredolu’s wife, said on July 9 that the planned celebration of her 70th birthday would not be taking place.
Following inquiries about the intentions to hold a fanfare in spite of her husband’s poor health, the first lady of Ondo announced the events’ suspension via Twitter posts.
Betty wrote, “Hello Family and Friends,” in a statement posted on her X handle. This is to let you know that all of the events planned for my 70th birthday have been
suspended till further notice due to unforeseen circumstances beyond my control. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this development.
“Nevertheless, be assured that I will be celebrated in style upon my return. Thank you for your understanding. I remain Arabinrin a.k.a Ada Owere I,” she added.