AKURE – Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Friday returned to the state after spending 58 days out of the state.
Akeredolu, whose aircraft touched the ground at 5:32pm, was welcomed by his deputy, Agboola Ajayi Members of the executive, All Progressives Congress (APC) and other party chieftains were led by state chairman of the party, Ade Adetimehin and some traditional rulers to the Akure Airport.
The governor, who arrived aboard a white jet plane with registration number N66 4AC, donned a skyblue agbada with a black cap.
His absence had generated series of controversies as it was rumoured in some quarters that he had medical challenges, which the state Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo had denied severally.
The governor, however, tacitly admitted he sought medical attention though not as serious as was blown out of proportion by the opposition.
According him, ”Yes, I needed to seek medical attention. It was nothing so serious as overblown because it is routine. But on my return, I needed to take some time off to strengthen the attention based on advise. It wasn’t as serious as people blew it.
”But basically, my stay back in Abuja was indeed not a serious period to even rest because I had to attend to a lot of issues that will move the state forward.
”I received in audience a word class Medical Foundation, Medicus International from Germany as I presided over the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for them to build a World class Medical city in Akure.”