Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo State, passed away, and the House Minority Caucus has responded.

According to the MISMOB, Akeredolu passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, after a long battle with prostate cancer.

The House Minority Caucus offered its sympathies to the State and the grieving family in a statement issued by House Minority Leader Rep. O. K. Chinda.

The caucus agreed that Akeredolu was an exemplary leader and a model barrister, and they went on to say that the NBA’s push for legal certainty during Akeredolu’s presidency was a defining feature of his tenure in office.

“He made the welfare and security of his people his top priority as Governor of Ondo State and Chairman of the South-West Governors Forum. He also spearheaded the call to establish Amotekun, a South-West security outfit, to enhance the security of lives and property in the zone,” the statement continued.

It went on to say that in the 2023 presidential election, Akeredolu would be a strong voice for the South’s return to power in an equitable and fair manner, and that he was a brave and bold leader who spoke truth to power.

At this trying time, our prayers and thoughts are with his family, Betty, the administration, the people of Ondo State, and the whole country,” he continued.

The legacy of Governor Akeredolu will live on via the memories of his service to Ondo State and the country.

“May his spirit find eternal peace, Amen.”

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