DEJI OF AKURE MOURNS AKEREDOLU – AKERDOLU’S DEATH; A HUGE NATIONAL LOSS
The Deji and the Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba (Dr) Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade on behalf of himself and the Ondo State Council of Obas have received the news of the passing away of our amiable past Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON which occurred on Wednesday 27th December, 2023.
Oba Aladetoyinbo described the death of Akeredolu as a huge colossal loss to the good people of Ondo State and the Country at large.
In a statement personally signed by Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade and made available to newsmen in Akure by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr Michael Adeyeye, the Monarch described Akeredolu as a fearless and resilient fighter for the course of justice and the interest of the Masses.
Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, during his lifetime was honest and straight forward. He was passionate about the infrastructural and industrial development of Ondo State, many of which have started yielding fruitful results.
There is no gainsaying that Governor Akeredolu lived up to his name of Mr Talk and Do who will always pursue his strong conviction into a logical conclusion.
The maintenance of internal security in the South west through the establishment of Amotekun had remained one of the enduring legacies of Late Odunayo Akeredolu.
There is no doubt that, the death of Aketi is a huge loss to us in Ondo State and Nigeria at large.
The Monarch equally commiserate the immediate family of Late Governor Odunayo Akeredolu and pray that the Almighty God will grant them the fortitude to bear this huge loss.
Indeed, Akeredolu has fought a good fight, he came, he saw and he conquered, Oba Aladetoyinbo said.
Oba Aladetoyinbo therefore prayed God to grant the departed soul of Late Governor Odunayo Akeredolu an eternal rest and grant the good people of ondo state the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
His Royal Majesty,
Oba (Dr) Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, CFR
The Deji of Akureland and Chairman,
Ondo State Council of Obas
December 27, 2023