The Ondo State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, confirmed receipt of a letter from Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo requesting to proceed on medical leave in Germany.
Mr Olamide Oladiji, the Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Akure.
Oladiji explained that the governor’s action was in line with Section 190 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
According to the speaker, the Deputy Governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, would assume the responsibilities of the governor in an acting capacity pending when Akeredolu communicates his return to take up his duties.
He said the letter stipulated that the leave would commence on Dec. 13.
Oladiji, who expressed appreciation to God for the speedy recovery of the governor, expressed optimism that the governor would soon resume his duties.