Tinubu Mourns Akeredolu in a Heartfelt Tribute

Tinubu Mourns Akeredolu in a Heartfelt Tribute

In a poignant tribute released today, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu expressed deep sorrow over the passing of Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, the Governor of Ondo State. In his heartfelt message, President Tinubu reflected on the life, achievements, and unwavering commitment of Governor Akeredolu to the betterment of Nigeria.

Describing Governor Akeredolu as a “beloved brother, confidant, political soulmate, and fearless defender of truth and the masses,” President Tinubu acknowledged the challenging task of memorializing a younger colleague in the African cultural context. He highlighted Akeredolu’s significant contributions to the nation, emphasizing his advocacy for equity, fairness, and justice throughout his illustrious career.

Governor Akeredolu’s impact on Nigeria extended beyond legal realms, with President Tinubu praising his instrumental role in rethinking the nation’s security architecture during tumultuous times. The late governor’s unrelenting advocacy led to the establishment of local police in the South West, marking a crucial milestone in addressing security challenges.

L-R: Late Governor Akeredolu, President Tinubu

President Tinubu recounted their shared history as members of the progressive family, where they fought side by side to restore progressive governance in the South West, Edo State, and across Nigeria. He highlighted Governor Akeredolu’s courage and resilience during legal battles to reclaim stolen mandates in various states.

The President commiserated with the people of Ondo State, assuring them that Governor Akeredolu’s legacy of service would be honored and remembered. Expressing his grief, President Tinubu reached out to the late governor’s wife, Betty, and Acting Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa, urging them to take heart over this national tragedy.

President Tinubu concluded by acknowledging the irreplaceable loss to the governing APC and the progressive family, expressing hope that Governor Aiyedatiwa, the successor, would uphold the vision of governance left by the late political leader.

The nation mourns the untimely departure of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, recognizing his enduring legacy and the void he leaves in Nigerian politics.

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