OGUN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – As Governor Akeredolu continues to govern Ondo State from far away Ibadan in Oyo State, the call for his resignation has intensifie.
Daily Post reports that the Governor has been in Ibadan since he returned from a medical trip in Germany and many in the State believe that governance in the Sunshine State has been on auto-pilot.
Akeredolu left Nigeria on 13 June, 2023, for medical treatment in Germany and spent about three months before he returned to Nigeria on 9 September.
He had earlier notified the Ondo State House of Assembly that he would be taking a 21-day leave and transmitted power to his deputy to govern in an acting capacity.
Upon his return, the Governor is yet to set foot in Akure, the State capital, instead, he is staying at his personal residence in Ibadan.
The First Lady, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has been accused of pulling the strings to allow the husband to continue the stay in power despite the reported ill health.
Ondo State has been in political turmoil since the Governor returned from his medical trip as his loyalists are making frantic efforts to remove the Deputy Governor of the State for actions taken during the absence of Mr. Akeredolu.