Ondo State Government has said that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is yet to return from his medical leave.
It said Governor Akeredolu was still in Germany where he went for medical treatment since June.
Ondo Assembly in July extended the Governor’s medical leave indefinitely.
A viral video, which showed Governor Akeredolu disembarking from an helicopter captioned ‘Welcome back’, caused a buzz whether the Governor had secretly returned to the State.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Richard Olatunde, in a statement on Sunday, said Governor Akeredolu was still in Germany and focused on his full recovery.
According to him: “While we acknowledge the eagerness of the people of the state, as well as supporters and well-wishers from both within and outside the country to have the Governor back, we want to clarify that Governor Akeredolu is currently in Germany, focused on his full recovery.
“Governor Akeredolu extends his deep appreciation to the citizens of Ondo State for their unwavering prayers and support. Their genuine concern and compassion have been instrumental in aiding his recovery journey.
“It’s important to note that his commitment to delivering positive and lasting development remains steadfast.
“Governor Akeredolu is eagerly looking forward to reuniting with the people of the sunshine state. He is deeply moved by the outpouring of love and support, and he can’t wait to continue working towards a brighter future for Ondo State.”