Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has stated that he is in high spirit to return to official duties in the state as soon as his medical team gives him the green light.
The governor, who has been on medical leave abroad for a while, stated that he was touched by the extraordinary outpouring of genuine affection, prayers and solidarity from the people.
Akeredolu, who left for a 21-day medical leave abroad a few days ago, is scheduled to return home on July 6, 2023 (today), according to a letter he sent to the Ondo State House of Assembly.
In a statement by his Commissioner for Information, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, Akeredolu said that the ceaseless evocation of prayers and messages of goodwill for his full recovery have been serving as a comforting salve and a revitalizing tonic.
He also expressed his deep appreciation to the citizens of the state for their unwavering prayers and messages of goodwill, as he continues his recovery and strives to regain good health.
According to him, “the gestures have not only bolstered his determination to stand on his feet once again but have also served as a driving force for him to continue serving the people, particularly the esteemed residents of Ondo State.
“Similarly, he extended his gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as well as his team members, party leaders, fellow Governors, and the members of the State House of Assembly.
“This unprecedented display of genuine affection and solidarity have been a soothing balm and the reinvigorating elixir sustaining the determination, not only for the amiable Governor to stand on his feet, but also, and more importantly, for him to continue his service to the people, particularly the good people of Ondo State.
“The Governor thanks the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, and members of his team, all party leaders, his brother Governors and the members of the State House of Assembly for their support.
“He is in high spirits and expects to join the people of the State as soon as his doctors consider it expedient.”