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Tinubu: Akeredolu was a fearless, courageous man

...Condoles with late Gov's family in Owo

President Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, described the former Governor of Ondo State, the late Rotimi Akeredolu, as a courageous man.

Tinubu, who was accompanied by Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa, eulogised Akeredolu when he paid a condolence visit to the immediate family of the former governor and the Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye

The President, who spoke at the Olowo’s palace, said that the legacy of the former governor would forever be remembered by all.

He added that it was honourable to depart the world when the ovation was loudest, adding “The space left by Akeredolu would be difficult to fill.”

Tinubu also praised the late Akeredolu’s passion for good governance.

“God will be with you, your children will do well in life, may you all end well. May God be with you and uphold you,” he said.

The Olowo, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye thanked the President for the visit and described the late governor as a true democrat.

The traditional ruler appreciated Governor Aiyedatiwa for his role in ensuring a befitting burial for the former NBA President.

The president, who arrived at the Akure Airport at about 11:35 a.m., was received by Governor Aiyedatiwa.

Tinubu later arrived in Owo town around 12:30p.m onboard a chopper accompanied by Aiyedatiwa and was received by the state Deputy Governor, Olayide Adelami among other top politicians.

Akeredolu, 67, died on December 26, 2023, in Germany after a protracted illness and was buried on February 23 in Owo.