The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party says the state government is hiding the true health condition of the state governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, from the public
PDP called on the state government to disclose the whereabouts of Akeredolu.
The opposition party said Akeredolu’s handlers were hiding the governor, who is receiving treatment following an ailment, “instead of telling the state, where exactly he is, or getting him to address Ondo State, from wherever he is on planet earth.”
This was contained in a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Kennedy Peretei, on Saturday.
The statement read, “When Akeredolu did not return to his duty post after his celebrated annual leave in March this year, tongues started wagging. At the inauguration of President Bola Tinubu in Abuja, Akeredolu was conspicuously absent.
“The deafening silence from government information machinery suddenly saturated social media space with old videos of Akeredolu dancing and singing praises. If Akeredolu’s handlers had done the needful, the state would have been spared the unnecessary anxiety.
“As mortals, any human being can fall sick. Whether in public office or private life. Rotimi Akeredolu is employed by the people of Ondo State and maintained with taxpayers’ money. So, it is criminal and a great disservice to keep mum over his health status and his whereabouts.
“The PDP Ondo State chapter, demands that those hiding the governor should tell the people where he is to save the state from speculation. Our party joins millions of Ondo State people to pray for Akeredolu’s quick recovery, but nobody should play politics with his ill health. Nobody should ground the state beyond its present state. Let Akeredolu resign if he is no longer fit to be governor.”
However, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs. Bamidele Ademola-Olatunji, in a statement, declared that the governor was alive.
Meanwhile, an 11-second viral video was released where the governor was seen watching a football match and drinking a bottle of water.