BREAKING: Ondo Govt Officially Announces Akeredolu’s Demise, Reveals Cause of Death, Other Details

BREAKING: Ondo Govt Officially Announces Akeredolu’s Demise, Reveals Cause of Death, Other Details

  • The Ondo State government has released an official statement confirming Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's demise
  • It was confirmed that the pragmatic Ondo State governor passed early on Wednesday, December 27
  • An official letter was also addressed to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to confirm the tragic demise of the governors

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

Akure, Ondo - The Ondo State Government has sadly announced the passing of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN.

Governor Akeredolu died early this morning, Wednesday, December 27, 2023.

An official statement by the Ondo State government has been released over the demise of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu
The Ondo State government on Wednesday, December 27, released an official statement on the demise of Gov Rotimi Akeredolu. Photo Credit: Rotimi Akeredolu
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In a statement from the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, it was expressed that his death had left a profound void in the hearts of the state's residents.

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The governor, who was undergoing medical treatment in Germany, answered the eternal call, succumbing to complications from protracted prostate cancer.

Ondo govt writes Tinubu over Akeredolu's demise

It was gathered that a formal letter had been sent to President Bola Tinubu to convey his tragic demise officially.

The family and the state government thanked President Tinubu for his support during Governor Akeredolu's illness.

As contained in the statement, the family and the state government will release further details about the funeral arrangements in due course.

The statement reads:

"The family and the state government will release further details regarding the funeral arrangements.
"Governor Akeredolu was an extraordinary leader whose unwavering dedication to the state and its people was both commendable and unparalleled."

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Akeredolu, a legal professional affiliated with the All Progressives Congress (APC), secured the position of Governor of Ondo State in 2016 and won a second term in 2020.

Renowned for his assertive stance, he championed the cause of restructuring and actively opposed unlawful mining and open grazing within his state and across southern Nigeria.

Akeredolu’s death: Will Aiyedatiwa become next Ondo governor? Here’s what the Constitution says

Following the demise of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, his deputy, is on the verge of being sworn in as the new governor.

A legal practitioner, Barrister Oladotun Hassan, told Legit.ng that it is compulsory and legally binding by law for the deputy to take over.

As amended, section 191 1(1) of the 1999 constitution also confirmed the necessity for the deputy to be sworn in immediately.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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