An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure has ordered the State House of Assembly to constitute a panel of medical personnel to investigate the status of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s health.
DAILY POST reports that after his return from medical vacation in Germany, the governor reportedly relocated to Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, for further medical attention.
Worried over his continued stay in Ibadan, a coalition of civil society groups through their conveners, Olufemi Lawson, Ologun Ayodeji, Isijola Kike and Arogbo Olaniyi, approached the court to seek an order that would compel the state assembly to investigate Akeredolu’s health.
The coalition, through their counsel, Dotun Ajulo, named the state assembly, its speaker, Olamide Oladiji and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu as respondent.
Ruling on the matter on Wednesday, Justice A. I. Kolawole ordered the lawmakers to set up a medical panel to provide clear report on the governor’s health.
According to the judge, the order was in line with Section 189(4) of the 1999 Constitution.
The matter was subsequently adjourned to January 11, 2024.