Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has stated that he is still recuperating in Germany and has not yet returned to Nigeria, contrary to circulating claims on social media.
Akeredolu, however, assured that he would soon be back in the country to continue his mandate of piloting the affairs of the state.
According to a statement released on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, the governor emphasised that his primary focus is on ensuring a complete recovery before returning to the country.
Speculation arose over the weekend when a video clip emerged depicting the governor disembarking from a helicopter, leading some to believe that he had returned from his medical vacation.
While acknowledging the enthusiasm of residents of the state as well as the governor’s supporters and well-wishers, Olatunde assured that Akeredolu intends to return to the state soon.
According to the statement: “The video in question, which is circulating, was captured during the Governor’s campaign tour in preparation for the last Presidential and National Assembly elections.
“Governor Akeredolu is eagerly looking forward to reuniting with the people of the Sunshine State. He is deeply moved by the outpouring of love and support, and he can’t wait to continue working towards a brighter future for Ondo State.”