Vanguard reported that Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, expressed regret over the demise of the late Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo State, calling him a brave and honorable man. Oba Ogunwusi expressed his profound grief at Akeredolu’s passing in a statement made public in Osogbo on Wednesday, calling it a significant loss for both Nigeria and the Yoruba people. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Highlighting Akeredolu as an epitome of courage and honesty, the Ooni noted the late governor’s role in addressing challenges posed by individuals posing as herdsmen. Akeredolu’s collaboration with stakeholders led to the establishment of initiatives like Amotekun, enhancing the security and prosperity of the people.
The Ooni emphasized Akeredolu’s legacy as an honest, bold, and courageous leader whose impact will endure. The personal connection between the Ooni and the late governor, dating back to their days as students at Loyola College, Ibadan, was highlighted. Oba Ogunwusi extended heartfelt condolences to Akeredolu’s family, including the First Lady, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Ondo sons and daughters, and fellow Nigerians.
According to Vanguard, he said:
“His death is a personal loss to me because we were very close right from our days as students of Loyola College, Ibadan till date. In fact, he did a legacy project for the school through which his name will forever be remembered. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>