Lucky Aiyedatiwa has been sworn in as the substantive governor of the state.
Aiyedatiwa was sworn in on Wednesday at the government house, Alagbaka, Akure, the state capital, after the death of Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo.
Akeredolu died on Wednesday morning at the age of 67.
Before his death, the Ondo governor had been away from the state since June for medical treatment and returned on September 7.
On December 12, Richard Olatunde, chief press secretary to the late governor, announced that his principal would embark on a medical leave on Wednesday, December 13 as a follow-up to his treatment.
Olatunde said in a statement that ” a formal letter regarding the medical leave and a notice formally transferring power in line with the NigerianConstitution will be transmitted to the House of Assembly”.
“In the absence of Governor Akeredolu, the Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, will assume the responsibilities of the Governor in an acting capacity,” the statement reads.