It is on sad note that newspot is reporting the passing away of one of its supporters Rotimi Akeredolu the Executive Governor of Ondo State.
The news of his death was first broken by Sahara Reporters this morning. However newspot gathered that he breathed his last at 2.am on Wednesday 27 December 2023 at an undisclosed Ikeja hospital.
Sahara Reporters had quoted a family source of his demise saying he was managed by State House doctors up to his death as he could not be taken abroad.
“Akeredolu is dead; he died in Lagos,” the source said. He was 67 years old.
Information had it that since he came back from Germany his health had been going from bad to worse. He was not allowed to complete his treatment in Germany due to political pressure at home.
At the twilight of his life he became weaker and weaker to the point of going into state of unconsciousness and consciousness.
The ailing governor who wasback in Nigeria in September following a three-month medical leave in Germany proceeded on another one after he was directed by President Bola Tinubu to hand over power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
His deputy, Aiyedatiwa has been standing in as Acting Governor.
Following his return to Nigeria in September, Akeredolu stayed in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and tried to govern his state from there, leading to public outrage.
On July 9, Akeredolu’s wife, Betty announced the suspension of activities lined up to celebrate her 70th birthday.
The Ondo first lady announced the suspension of the activities in Twitter posts after questions were raised over plans to have a fanfare despite her husband’s ill health.
“Hello Family and Friends. This is to inform you that all activities lined up to mark my 70th birthday are hereby suspended till further notice due to unforeseen circumstances beyond my control. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this development.”
“Nevertheless, be assured that I will be celebrated in style upon my return. Thank you for your understanding. I remain Arabinrin a.k.a Ada Owere I,” she tweeted.