The report that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was planning to return to Germany for medical attention has been debunked by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Richard Olatunde.
Olatunde stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Akure, the state capital on Tuesday.
He ascribed the rumour to some politicians who he described as “drowning politicians.”
The governor’s aides in the statement described the rumour as”wicked and misleading,” saying it was concocted
The report making the rounds that the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON is set to return to Germany for medical vacation is wicked and misleading.
Olatunjde said: “The report is concocted and planted by drowning politicians who are still nursing the pains of defeated expectations. While the good people of the state are happy over the safe return of the Governor from his medical vacation, these set of embattled politicians have been having sleepless nights gnashing their teeth in regrets of their failed evil plans.
“The story making the rounds is baseless, unfounded and only a figment of the imagination of evil-minded politicians. For us, we are committed to addressing the genuine concerns of the people of the state. This is why development is prioritized under the Akeredolu administration.
“Governance is not about showbiz where the governor embarks on fashion parades at the market square to annouce his presence in the state. We understand the importance of development as the major driver of peaceful, thriving and egalitarian society.
“Governor Akeredolu’s administration has consistently demonstrated its dedication to the state’s progress. Recently, he approved the recruitment of medical professionals and healthcare workers in demonstration of our commitment to enhancing the state’s healthcare system.
“The governor has also signed the 2023 Appropriation bill for the Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (OSOPADEC) into law, following its passage by the state House of Assembly. This is a significant step towards advancing the development of the Oil producing Area.
“Furthermore, we are proud to report that work is progressing rapidly on the construction of a 250-bed University of Medical Science Teaching Hospital in Akure and Ondo Town. The construction of the Akure flyover at Onyarubulem/Shagari Junction is also ongoing and we are making steady progress.”
He, however, urged “members of the public to dismiss this false news and not be swayed by the lied and misleading information spread by those with ulterior motives. Governor Akeredolu remains dedicated to serving the people of Ondo State and driving progress in our great state.”