Ondo People Go Emotional as Akeredolu's Body Arrives for Burial, Video Emerges

Ondo People Go Emotional as Akeredolu's Body Arrives for Burial, Video Emerges

  • Late governor Rotimi Akeredolu's body has arrived in Akure, the capital of Ondo state, to continue its journey to the final resting place
  • As long envoy accompanied the ambulance ferrying the body of the late former governor, the young and old in the community were praying for him
  • Recall that Akeredolu died of a cancer battle in a hospital in Germany, but his body was brought to Nigeria in January 2024

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Akure, Ondo - The remains of the late Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, arrived in Akure, the Ondo state capital, on Wednesday, February 21, as part of the burial ceremony scheduled for the former leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Youths and students in Ondo were seen and heard praying for the remains of the former governor upon arrival in the state. The final burial of the former governor is scheduled to be held on February 23.

Rotimi Akeredolu's body arrived Akure/Akeredolu's burial in Ibadan/Oyo state capital/Akure
Ondo people pray for Akeredolu as his body arrives the state Photo Credit: Rotimi Akeredolu
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What is the cause of Akedereolu's death?

Akeredolu lost his life to the battle with cancer in a hospital in Germany, and his body was returned to Nigeria on January 5, 2024.

The ceremony to take him to his last resting home started on Thursday, February 15.

The final commendation service takes place in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, as prominent Nigerians pay their due respect on Tuesday.

At the All Saints Church Jericho Ibadan, the crowd is full of the church as they gather to pray for the late governor's body.

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Nigerians who attended Akeredolu's burial in Ibadan

Some of the people present at the service include Akeredolu's wife, Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu, Justice Bolaji Olajuwon, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu Jnr Babajide Akeredolu, Lady Ifeoma Atuegwu, Dr Teniola Akeredolu-Micheals and Pastor Kola Akeredolu.

Others include the deputy governor of Ondo state, Dr. Olayide Adelami, former governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, former deputy governor of Osun state, Sen. Iyiola Omisore, speaker House of Assembly Ondo state, Olamide Oladiji, APC Chairman, Ondo state, Ade Adetimehin and top government functionaries.

The atmosphere in the church was sober when the late governor's body was brought into the church.

See the video of the arrival of Akeredolu's body in Ondo:

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Akeredolu's death led to a change of government in Ondo state as Lucky Aiyedatiwa was sworn in as the new substantial governor of the state.

Following the death of Akeredolu, no less than three aides of the former governor have tendered their resignation, citing the untimely death of the employer.

On his part, Aiyedatiwa has made no less than five appointments on the day of his swearing-in as the state's new governor.

Source: Legit.ng

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