The Acting Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has urged the people of the state to remember his ailing principal and the governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu in their prayers.
Aiyedatiwa stated this on Thursday during a state broadcast on the assumption of office as acting governor of Ondo State.
Recall that Akeredolu, who proceeded on medical leave on Wednesday, had officially handed power over to Aiyedatiwa, his Deputy.
The acting governor asked the people not to relent, as they have always done, in their prayers for the quick restoration of good health and strength to their leader, Akeredolu also urged the people of the state to embrace unity even as they return the state to the path of accelerated progress.
Aiyedatiwa said, “We must excuse unnecessary distractions. We can no longer be separated in interest or divided in purpose. We must stand together until the end.”
“We must come back stronger and more determined to advance the welfare and security of our people, being the primary object of government as encapsulated in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended. Let us build a shared future from a divided past. We owe no less to the good people of the Sunshine State.”