Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is allegedly treating an ailment said to be blood cancer (leukemia), SaharaReporters reports.
“The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has leukemia, he is really down,” the newspaper quoted a source in the Alagbaka Government House on Tuesday.
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood caused by a rise in the number of white blood cells in the body. It is a cancer of blood-forming tissues that hinders the body’s ability to fight infections.
For sufferers, the white blood cells crowd out the red blood cells and platelets needed by the body to stay healthy.White blood cells are potent infection fighters that grow and divide in an orderly way, as the body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow produces an excessive amount of abnormal white blood cells, which don’t function properly.According to WebMD Cancer Center, its symptoms may include weakness or fatigue, bruising or bleeding easily, fever or chills, infections that are severe or keep coming back, and pain in the bones or joints.
Others may include headaches, vomiting, seizures, weight loss, night sweats, shortness of breath, and swollen lymph nodes or organs like the spleen.
Betty, the wife of the governor recently cried out that her husband was sick after taking a “concoction” from one of his female aides, Bunmi Ademosun.
In a leaked audio file, the First Lady accused Ademosun, the special adviser to the governor on Multilateral and Inter-Governmental Affairs, of sneaking to give Akeredolu a local herbal drink.
“This is Arabinrin, I have a message for Ademosun and I believe that she’s on this Aketi’s women’s platform. I want this woman to stay away from my husband, and stop sneaking in concoctions.
“According to her, they are from her fake pastors to give my husband to drink. We rely on medical care. We rely on the western style of medical care and Aketi will get well.
“What has triggered this very message is her recent meetings to become the deputy governor of Ondo state. Look at you, what have you got upstairs to become the deputy governor of Ondo state? Peradventure anything happens to Aketi, Lucky takes over, it’s a constitutional thing. But for you to be scheming, for you to be scheming. I warned Aketi from the beginning that this woman is evil, this woman is no good and it’s happening. She has nothing good for you and I warned you. This woman is bloody evil. But I’m warning her for the very last time to stay away from my husband.
“And look, if you are dealing with an Igbo woman in this kind of situation, I’ll deal with you mercilessly that you won’t forget in your life. For the very last time Ademosun, stay away from Aketi, you won’t find it funny with me. You are a very terrible woman, go away and enjoy your loot,” the governor’s wife is heard saying in an audio file.
However, the governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde said his health issue was not an unusual one.
Akeredolu insisted that he is discharging his official functions.