The Ondo government says Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of the state, is not incapacitated and will return to duty soon.
The clarification came after Abdullahi Adamu, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday said Akeredolu is hospitalised and in a state of “extreme incapacity”.
Adamu said this when he met with state chairmen of the party in Abuja on Monday.
Akeredolu had embarked on a 21-day leave on June 7 and was expected to return on July 6. However, he wrote to the State House of Assembly, extending his medical leave.
In a statement on Tuesday, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, Ondo commissioner for information, said the governor is not in a critical situation.
“The national chairman was indeed excited at the reports on the rate of recovery of the Governor of Ondo state, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, and urged all those present at the meeting to pray for his quick return,” Ademola-Olateju said.
“He is, evidently, not in any critical state that should warrant this clearly reprehensible conduct as he still sent a post to the executive council committee platform yesterday.
“Mr Governor is not incapacitated. He will return to his duty as soon as the doctors certify him fully fit to do so.”