Ondo State Government on Saturday debunked the news that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is dead.
Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, the state Information and Orientation Commissioner, in a statement in Akure, asked Nigerians to ignore the rumour of the demise of
Speculations were rife earlier that Akeredolu, who had been indisposed for a while, passed on this morning.
The statement reads “We have been inundated with calls and messages concerning the state of health of the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON.
“We had chosen to ignore this wicked fabrication until it appeared that certain persons seek to draw political mileage from the disinformation.
“Though the Governor has been indisposed, he has been attending to state matters and delegating functions to functionaries of the Government, when necessary.
“We enjoin the members of the public to ignore the rumour. Aketi is very much alive.