“I Have Lost Brother and Friend”: Osinbajo Pays Tribute To Akeredolu

“I Have Lost Brother and Friend”: Osinbajo Pays Tribute To Akeredolu

  • Former vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has reacted to the death of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu
  • Osinbajo described the late Ondo state governor as bold, courageous, forthright, fair-minded, kind, and God-fearing
  • He said Akeredolu, who was a brother and friend of 40 years was passionate about the security and economic advancement of Ondo state

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Former vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has expressed his condolence over the death of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Osinbajo said Akeredolu was a brother and friend of over 40 years, describing him as bold, courageous, forthright, fair-minded, kind, and God-fearing.

Osinbajo pays tribute to late Ondo governor, Rotimi Akeredolu
Osinbajo condoles with Akeredolu's wife, Ondo people Photo Credit:@ProfOsinbajo
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He stated this in a short statement posted on his X handle (formerly known as Twitter)@ProfOsinbajo.

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He said the late Ondo governor believed in democracy, Justice, and the rule of law.

Osinbajo said Akeredolu loved the people of Ondo state and was passionate about their security and economic advancement.

He prayed that God would comfort his wife, Her Excellency Betty Akeredolu, children, family, friends, associates, and the people of Ondo on the great loss.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Akeredolu joined the list of Nigerian governors who died in office since the nation gained independence in 1960.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that the death of Akeredolu hit many Nigerians hard after rumours of him recovering from the prolonged illness.

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Governor Akeredolu dies after prolonged illness

Legit.ng also reported that Akeredolu died after suffering from a prolonged illness that took him out of the country.

The governor was said to have died of prolonged leukemia at a state house hospital in Lagos on Wednesday morning, December 27. Multiple media cited a reliable source over the death of the governor, who died at the age of 67.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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