Ondo State Government has debunked the rumours circulating about the alleged death of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu while urging the public to disregard the purported rumours.

Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, the Commissioner for Information, in a statement issued, clarified that the governor is alive and has been attending to state matters while also delegating state functions.

It was learned that in the last 48 hours, the death rumour of the governor was taken over the social media space, with the situation creating apprehension in the state.

Ademola-Olateju emphasised that the clarification was necessary due to the tension the rumours had caused in the state and across the country while noting that the government had been receiving numerous calls and messages regarding the governor’s health, and had initially chosen to ignore the false information until it became apparent that certain individuals were attempting to use it for political gain.

“We have been inundated with calls and messages concerning the state of health of the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON. We had chosen to ignore this wicked fabrication until it appeared that certain people sought to draw political mileage from the disinformation.

“Though the Governor has been indisposed, he has been attending to state matters and delegating functions to functionaries of the government when necessary.

“We enjoin the members of the public to ignore the rumour. Aketi is very much alive.”

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