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Fake News Alert: Governor Akeredolu yet to return to Nigeria

Stories have emerged on social media that the governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, has returned to the country.

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state
Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state

Akure, Nigeria

Claim

Stories have emerged on social media that the governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has returned to the country.

The governor who handed over power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has been away in Germany attending to his health challenges since June.

Verification

The press secretary to the governor, Olatunde Richard said “Governor Akeredolu still on medical vacation in Germany, yet to Return”.

“We would like to assure the good people of Ondo state and Nigerians in general that the governor’s return will be widely publicized.

“While we acknowledge that his return is imminent, we urge our citizens to disregard any false information and preemptive mischief orchestrated by jittery politicians. For emphasis, Governor Akeredolu has not yet returned to the country.”

Verdict

The claim is completely false.

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