Akeredolu's Death: "Politician of Progressive Bent", NGF Chairman Pens Emotional Note

Akeredolu's Death: "Politician of Progressive Bent", NGF Chairman Pens Emotional Note

  • Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara state has expressed deep emotion about the demise of his Ondo state counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu
  • AbdulRasaq, who doubled as the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum, said the late governor was an exceptional statesman
  • Akeredolu died on Wednesday following a long battle with illness at the state hospital in Lagos months after returning from Germany

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Ilorin, Kwara - AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, the governor of Kwara state and chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum, has written an emotional expression about the death of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state.

In a statement on Monday, December 27, the governor described Akeredolu as an exceptional statesman with indelible marks in the public service, TVC reported.

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Governor Abdulrasaq mourns late Akeredolu Photo Credit: Rotimi Akeredolu, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq
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The governor expressed his condolences to the people of Ondo state, the family of the late Akeredolu, and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

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His statement reads in part:

“A frontline lawyer and conscientious politician of progressive bent, His Excellency would be remembered for his courage, patriotism, and immeasurable contributions to the constitutional and sociopolitical development of Nigeria.
“As painful as his exit is to all of us, we take solace in his fine legacies as a gentleman and statesman. We ask God to repose his soul and look after his family.”

Governor Akeredolu of Ondo is dead

Governor Akeredolu reportedly died on Wednesday, December 27, at a state house hospital in Lagos.

The governor has been battling his illness soon after the 2023 general election. He was out of the state for three months and returned to Nigeria in September.

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However, he could not returned to the state but stay at his private residence in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

Soon after, he returned to Lagos after officially written to the state assembly to confirm his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa as the acting governor of Ondo state.

Akeredolu's death: APC chieftain says plans underway to swear in acting gov

Legit.ng earlier reported that the death of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has left a vacuum in the political scheme of Ondo state.

An APC chieftain has revealed that a plan was underway to swear in the acting Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, as the new governor of the state.

Aiyedatiwa was recently declared the acting governor of Ondo after Akeredolu was out of the state for over five months.

Source: Legit.ng

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