Doyin Odebowale, the Special Adviser on Special Duty and Strategy to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, disclosed in an interview with Channels Television on Tuesday that Governor Akeredolu is currently not operating from the state capital, Akure, due to difficulties with his accommodation. Governor Akeredolu has been absent from the state since his return from a medical trip abroad.
Rather, he has been conducting his official duties from Ibadan, Oyo State. This relocation has sparked concerns and raised tensions in the state, with the youth wing of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) recently issuing an ultimatum for the governor to return.
Odebowale explained that due to Governor Akeredolu’s health condition, he requires better living quarters to effectively oversee the administration of the South-West state. He pointed out that the accommodation he previously used, the two-bedroom Presidential Lodge intended for visiting presidents during Olusegun Obasanjo’s time, is no longer suitable. Additionally, the former Governor’s Office, which previously served as the Governor’s Lodge, is now being utilized as an investment outlet named ODIPA.
Therefore, the governor has had to manage a two-bedroom apartment for six years, but his current health status demands more suitable living conditions to aid his recovery. As a result, preparations are underway to provide him with a more appropriate residence, which is nearing completion.
Odebowale also addressed the calls for the governor’s return, emphasizing that Governor Akeredolu has been actively fulfilling his duties, including signing legislation and ensuring civil servants receive their salaries. The concern is not about him working on construction sites but rather having the necessary conditions for his recovery.
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