Wife of Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Betty, yesterday shared a picture of the governor and herself on social media in a bid to update the public on his current health status.

Accompanying the picture, which was apparently taken in a hospital ward, were the following words interspaced with emoji signifying muscle flexing and happiness: “Aketi dey kampe. Victory for us. #Happybirthday #july20n21.

The governor, who is currently on medical leave, turned 67 years yesterday.

Akeredolu separately shared on his Twitter handle @RitimiAkeredolu his own picture with the message: “Which of the Favour of the Lord can I deny? Chapter 67

“To God be the Laud, Honour and Glory!!!”

A special service was held at the Government House Chapel, Alagbaka, Akure, to mark his birthday.

The service was conducted by the General Evangelist Worldwide of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Prophet Hezekiah Oluboye Oladeji, who said God has disappointed the Governor’s enemies.

He said those waiting to hear bad news about the Governor have been silenced and put to shame.

At the service were top government officials and All Progressives Congress (APC) officials.

Ondo State House of Assembly Speaker Oladiji Olamide Adesanmi, in a statement, said the courageous and visionary leadership style of Governor Akeredolu has transformed the state and the people.

Akeredolu, according to him, has “greatly and consistently demonstrated a responsive and responsible leadership style since you assumed leadership of our darling sunshine state.”

Adesanmi added: “You have exhibited an uncommon zeal to develop the land such that your developmental strides can be felt in every sector of our darling state, and the results are glaring to everyone.”

“Mr Governor, l pray to God to grant you speedy recovery to enable you to continue your good work in Ondo State.

“May it please God to grant you longevity of life as you take further strides in your services to humanity.”

The lawmaker representing Akoko South East and Akoko South West Federal Constituency, Asiwaju Adegboyega Adefarati, said the Governor deserved the prayers of all residents in the state.

Adefarati said the Governor has achieved a lot for the state.

He said, “For his uncommon sagacity and remarkable achievements these past years, he deserves our prayers, support and cooperation always.

“Even as we look towards the future with justified optimism and assuredness, on this auspicious occasion of his birthday, we are united in supplication to God for Him to grant our dearest Arakunrin robust health, perfect healing and longevity of life.”

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