By Rahaman Yusuf

Days after rumours began to trend on the state of health of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state, aides of the governor have shared a short video of the governor watching the English FA Cup final between Manchester City and Manchester United with family and friends.

The governor, seen seated with his legs stretched out, was drinking a liquid suspected to be water from a plastic bottle.

Video showing governor Akeredolu watching the English FA Cup final

The video, which is just 11 seconds long and shot during the 55th minute of the match was shared on social media platforms by his aides.

Earlier, the state commissioner for information, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, had released a statement to dispel the rumour, saying the governor is alive and has been performing his duties as governor.

The statement read: “Ignore The Rumour On The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN, CON.

“We have been inundated with calls and messages concerning the state of health of the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON. We had chosen to ignore this wicked fabrication until it appeared that certain persons seek to draw political mileage from the disinformation.

“Though the Governor has been indisposed, he has been attending to state matters and delegating functions to functionaries of the Government, when necessary. We enjoin the members of the public to ignore the rumour. Aketi is very much alive.”

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