The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, is currently recovering in a hospital in Germany, according to Mr Richard Olatunde, the governor's chief press secretary.
In a recent viral video, the governor could be seen working in what appeared to be an airport while a helicopter could be seen hovering behind him, giving the appearance that he had returned to the state.
In a statement released on Sunday in response to the viral video, the CPS stated that the footage was not current because it was shot during the election campaign.
The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to a recent video circulating on social media, suggesting the return of Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, from his medical vacation.
“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 Governor Akeredolu will return to the state very soon to continue executing his administration’s Redeemed agenda and providing impactful governance. His commitment to delivering positive and lasting development remains steadfast.
“The video in question, which is circulating, was captured during the Governor’s campaign tour in preparation for the last Presidential and National Assembly elections.”
Olatunde stated that the governor was anxious to reconnect 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,” he stressed.