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Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji, the Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly has today declared Deputy Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa as acting governor, All Nigeria Latest News reports.

This development follows the reception of a letter from Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, officially transmitting power to the Deputy Governor on Tuesday.

The Speaker, however, clarified that adherence to constitutional procedures is essential, and he intends to instruct the Clerk of the House to furnish his consent to the Secretary of the State Government.

The Speaker said that he had informed members of the House about the meeting with President Bola Tinubu and that they had accepted the governor’s letter.

According to Omidiji, there won’t be any sitting on the matter, as he plans to release a press statement after completing the process of transmitting power to the deputy governor.

According to the Speaker’s statement, Aiyedatiwa will assume the responsibilities of the governor in an acting capacity until a formal declaration states otherwise.

The statement partly reads: “Following the Doctor’s advice on the need for medical follow-up after recuperating, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON has forwarded the letter on medical leave to the State House of Assembly.

“Receiving the letter on behalf of other lawmakers, the Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji said the Governor’s action is in line with Section 190 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

“According to the letter, his Deputy, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa would now assume the responsibilities of the Governor in an acting capacity until there is a written declaration to the contrary.”

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