The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu on Friday has forwarded a new letter to the State House of Assembly.
DAILY GIST reported on Thursday that the governor returned to Nigeria from Germany after about three months of medical leave.
Recall that Akeredolu had embarked on a medical trip to Germany following his worsening illness.
Akeredolu had notified the Ondo State House of Assembly that he was embarking on medical leave from June 7th, 2023 to July 6th 2023, saying he had transmitted power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
On Friday, the governor writes Ondo Assembly announcing his resumption from medical vacation and his resumption of duty as governor of the state.
According to a statement by his spokesman, Richard Olatunde, the governor convened a meeting with critical stakeholders from Ondo state in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, where he arrived from his foreign trip.
Stakeholders present at the meeting included members of the State House of Assembly, led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Oladiji Olamide; Members of the State Executive Council, led by the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa; National Assembly members, led by Senator Jide Ipinsagba; and Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) State Working Committee, led by the Chairman, Engr. Ade Adetimehin.
The statement noted that the governor’s wife, Chief Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, joined the governor to receive the FOWOSO members.
During the meeting, Governor Akeredolu was said to have formally handed over his resumption letter to the Speaker of the House of Assembly. Also, he provided a copy to the Deputy Governor.
Governor Akeredolu said: “I came back yesterday, and as you know, it was a long journey. I decided that I must meet with you today. God has answered our prayers, and we give Him all the glory.
“I can assure you that our return is to the glory of God and the prayers of all of you here and those who wished us well; I thank you very much. God has done what the majority of our people wanted. Majority of our people here knelt down and prayed for our return, and we have returned.
“So, because we had to land here in Ibadan first, I said I have to meet with House of Assembly members here. We are here, and we are back. I am back, and by the grace of God, I will be alive to complete my full tenure in office.
“I want to tell you that I am back and will resume work immediately. This is my letter of resumption.”