BREAKING: Hours After Akeredolu’s Death, Top Aide Resigns, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Hours After Akeredolu’s Death, Top Aide Resigns, Details Emerge

  • Richard Olatunde, the chief press secretary (CPS) to ex-governor Rotimi Akeredolu, has resigned from his appointment
  • Olatunde in a letter dated Wednesday, December 27, said he was resigning because of the death of Akeredolu
  • reports that the former CPS hailed late Akeredolu as a 'courageous, truthful, and honest' politician journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics in Nigeria

Akure, Ondo state - Richard Olatunde, the chief press secretary (CPS) to former Ondo governor Rotimi Akeredolu has resigned from his position.

As reported by The Nation, Olatunde stepped down from his role on Wednesday, December 27.

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Rotimi Akeredolu is no more. Photo credit: Rotimi Akeredolu Aketi
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Akeredolu's aide, Richard Olatunde steps down

He explained that his decision to resign was hinged on the untimely death of his principal, Akeredolu, Television Continental reported.

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Olatunde described Akeredolu as one who was courageous, truthful, and honest.

His resignation letter partly reads:

“It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that I tender my resignation as the chief press secretary to the governor, effective today, Wednesday, December 27, 2023
”My decision to resign is hinged on the unfortunate and untimely demise of our leader, principal, and father figure, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON.
“Throughout my tenure as chief press secretary, I have been fortunate enough to witness firsthand the exceptional qualities of Governor Akeredolu. His courage, truthfulness, and honesty were unrivalled and they served as a constant source of inspiration for me.”

Akeredolu dies after lengthy illness

Earlier, reported that Governor Akeredolu of Ondo state died after a prolonged illness that took him out of Nigeria.

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The governor died on Wednesday morning, December 27, 2023.

Ondo govt officially announces Akeredolu’s death also reported that the Ondo state government announced the passing of Governor Akeredolu.

A statement from the commissioner for information and orientation said that Akeredolu's death left a profound void in the hearts of the state's residents. The governor, who was undergoing medical treatment in Germany, passed away, succumbing to complications from protracted prostate cancer.

Aiyedatiwa sworn in as Ondo governor

Meanwhile, the acting governor of Ondo state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has been sworn in as the substantive governor of the state.

Aiyedatiwa’s swearing-in was conducted by the chief judge of Ondo state following the demise of Akeredolu.


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