Akeredolu: Family Releases Funeral Timetable for Late Ex-Governor, Shares Other Details

Akeredolu: Family Releases Funeral Timetable for Late Ex-Governor, Shares Other Details

  • The family of the late Ondo state governor has announced plans for the final burial rites
  • In a terse statement released by Oluwarotimi O. Akeredolu Jnr., the late governor would be laid to rest on Friday, February 23
  • The late governor was a strong chieftain of the APC and a close ally of President Bola Tinubu

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Ondo state, Akure - The former governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, who died on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, will be buried on Friday, February 23, 2024, the family announced.

Ondo state, Germany, Rotimi Akeredolu
Akeredolu died while receiving treatment for cancer in Germany. Photo credit: Rotimi Akeredolu Aketi
Source: Facebook

According to a funeral timetable released by the late Akeredolu's family on Tuesday morning, January 23, the late governor will be buried in Owo, his country home.

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The burial schedule was released and signed by Oluwarotimi O. Akeredolu Jnr. as shared on the late governor's Instagram page on Tuesday.

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It partly reads:

“Friday, February 23, 2024: Funeral Service at St Andrew’s Anglican Church Cathedral, Imola Street, Owo. Time: 10 am.
“Interment follows immediately after the burial service at the burial site, Owo. (Strictly for immediate family).”

Recall that the late governor passed away in Germany after a long battle with a complicated prostate problem.

Rotimi Akeredolu's corpse arrives in Nigeria for burial

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the corpse of the late former governor had arrived in Nigeria.

This development was confirmed in a post on X, showing Akeredolu's corpse being unboarded from an aircraft as his widowed wife, Betty, watched in despair.

It was gathered that the corpse of the late governor arrived in Nigeria from Germany at about 3:39 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2024.

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Akeredolu weak in wife's management, ex-aide alleges

In another report, the former Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties and Strategy, Doyin Odebowale, said the late Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu was in matters involving his wife.

Odebowale accused Akeredolu's wife of acting like she had more stake in the late governor's family than anybody.

He added that the late Ondo governor shouldn't have allowed her to dictate the people he related with.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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