The Return Of Akeredolu And The State Of Things In Ondo
Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu is back to his office but with a handful of issues to deal with across the state.
In the last three months, the Sunshine State has practically been left in the hands of unelected members of the governor's appointees while the governor was busy pursuing what many believed to be his personal interest.
According to an in-house source in the governor's office, it was alleged that Governor Akeredolu spent five days in the month of May, 10 days in June and just three days in July in his official office.
The source disclosed that from the very day of declaration of interest by Dr. Kayode Fayemi to contest for the last governorship election of Ekiti, Akeredolu had become more active outside Ondo state.
"We thought everything would become normal once the election was over but to our surprise, it marked another phase of our governor's absence in office.
"He was among the delegates that travelled with the president to Netherlands on July 14. He never returned home after the trip. We later heard he was in Colorado for his son's wedding. From there, he began his vacation in the US without notifying members of the state house of assembly.
"His absence was among the reasons why his commissioners are threatening to resign and defect because his SAs have taken over the running of the state through their various ministries" the source disclosed.
However, governor Akeredolu arrived Nigeria on Thursday and claimed he was away for the good of the state and it's people.
Speaking to reporters on his trip, the governor said after his son’s wedding, he was in Atlanta to meet with MedShare, a U.S based, non- profit, Sickle Cell Foundation to attract the attention of the organisation to the state of medical equipment in virtually all the health facilities in Ondo State.
Aside the threatening exodus by his cabinet members, the governor was said to have been welcomed by several nagging issues across the state which were allowed to fester due to his continuous absence.
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