The Special Adviser on Special Duty and Strategy to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Ondo State, Doyin Odebowale, says his principal is not working from the capital Akure due to accommodation challenges.
Akeredolu has been absent from the state since his return from a medical vacation abroad.
While the Ondo leader is working from Ibadan, Oyo State, the move has caused ripples within the state with the youths of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday issuing an ultimatum to the governor to return.
However, speaking on national television, Odebowale said due to Governor Akeredolu‘s state of health, he needs a better apartment to carry out his task of marshaling the affairs of the South-West state.
He wondered why critics wants his principal back in the state, maintaining that governance has been going on smoothly despite Akeredolu not being physically present in Ondo State.
Akeredolu’s aide claims the recent ripples over the Ondo governor’s absence show he (Aketi) is “surrounded by enemies from within. Even his family”.