The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, is dead.
Sources said the governor died on Wednesday at 67.
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state said arrangements were being concluded to swear in his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
The state government has yet to speak on the matter.
Efforts to get confirmation from the Alagbaka Government House proved abortive as of the time of filing this report.
When contacted, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Richard Olabode, did not take his calls nor respond to text messages sent to his phone by newsmen.
Also, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, did not take her calls when newsmen contacted her on the matter.
Newsmen had on December 13, 2023, reported that Akeredolu was returning to Germany for treatment.
Akeredolu who was said to be suffering from cancer, had been going to Germany to treat the ailment during which he handed over to Aiyedatiwa in an acting capacity.