Akeredolu Arrives Nigeria After Recent Death Rumors.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has landed in Nigeria amid death rumors, just as he has announced his support for his wife, Betty Anyawu Akeredolu’s bid for the Imo East Senatorial election in 2023.
At the weekend, there were widespread rumors that Akeredolu had died in a German hospital.
To dispel the myth, Akeredolu appeared in a brief video on Saturday, which has now gone viral, singing and dancing to establish that he was in good health.
On Sunday night, his aides released another video of the governor, who had left the state for a 14-day vacation in Germany.
The video which was posted on Facebook by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde read: “Ondo state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, arrived at the International wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Nigeria at exactly 10:35pm on Sunday, April 17, 2022.”
Mrs. Bunmi Ademosu, Akeredolu’s Special Adviser on Public and Inter-Governmental Relations, was also seen in the video alongside the governor.
On April 7, 2022, the state administration declared that Akeredolu was not hospitalized in Germany or anywhere else, and that the rumors were nothing more than the wishful thinking of failed politicians who now bear the burden of eerie suspicion and entrenched treachery. It came after an online publication reported that Akeredolu had been hospitalized in Germany.