Ondo Speaker Receives Akeredolu’s Letter, Says Aiyedatiwa Now Acting Governor

On Wednesday, Olamide Oladiji, the Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly announced that he had received a letter from Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu transferring authority to the deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, to serve as acting governor.

But he added that it required a constitutional procedure, saying he would give the Clerk of the House instructions to provide his consent to the Secretary to the State Government.

Oladiji continued by saying that he had updated the House members on his meeting with President Bola Tinubu and that they had approved the governor’s letter.

The Speaker claimed that there won’t be a sitting on the subject since upon completing the process of transferring authority to the deputy governor, he would issue a press release.

In his statement, the Speaker said Aiyedatiwa would now assume the responsibilities of the governor in acting capacity, until there is a written declaration to the contrary.