The senator representing Ondo South, Jimoh Ibrahim, has reacted to the rumours surrounding the health status of Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of the state.
Akeredolu has already written to the State House of Assembly, seeking approval to extend his medical leave.
The governor had embarked on a 21-day leave on June 7 and was expected to return on July 6.
On Monday, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu, claimed Akeredolu is in a state of “extreme incapacity”.
But speaking on Tuesday, Ibrahim said: “I want to express my displeasure in the way people are talking about Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s health as if he’s the first public office holder to fall sick,” Ibrahim said.
“We were all in this country when former President Muhammadu Buhari was out of the country for medical attention for about six months.
“I can bet you, those wicked and evil people who are wishing Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu dead will die before him by God’s grace.”