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Akure standstill as Residents give APC guber Aspirant Wale Akinterinwa heroic welcome

It was pomp and celebration when Akure stand still and the people of Ondo State trooped out in large numbers to welcome the immediate past Commissioner for Finance and prominent yet-to-declare governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress(APC) Wale Akinterinwa from Abuja to the state at the Akure Airport.

The people of the state from across the 18 local government areas of the state stormed the Akure Airport as early as 9:00 am to welcome the Ile-Oluji-born financial expert in appreciation of his meritorious service to the state.

Surprisingly, the people were resilient as they waited till 6:08 pm when the private jet in which Akinterinwa flew to the state.

The flight was delayed due to poor weather as many flights were cancelled due to the hazy weather.

Addressing the mammoth crowd from the open roof of his Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) at the airport, Akinterinwa appreciated the people for their love for him.

He said: “I am humbled by your perseverance. You have been here since morning. I came late due to a delay in my flight as a result of poor weather. A lot of flights were canceled due to the weather.

“We had the opportunity to fly when the weather became clear enough and approved by the authority.

“I know you have been waiting for about eight hours to express your appreciation to me after my meritorious service to our state for about seven years.

“Your gesture is a testimonial that when you do well, people will appreciate you. This is a manifestation of better things to come.”

After addressing the people, he passed through the popular Oba-Adesida Road to Oyemekun Road where residents showed their appreciation to him.

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