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Late Akeredolu, a gem and courageous defender of worthy cause –Alake

Late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

*Dr. Oladele Alake, Minister for Solid Minerals Development, mourns late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, describing him as an irrepressible fighter and courageous defender of the people

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Dr. Oladele Alake, Honourable Minister for Solid Minerals Development, has described late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State as an irrepressible fighter and courageous defender of the people.

Reacting to the demise of Governor Akeredolu, popularly known as “Aketi” by his admirers while alive, Dr. Alake stated that Ondo State has lost a gem and quintessential progressive, who was always at the forefront of defending his people and fighting for the emancipation of the downtrodden in Nigeria.

Segun Tomori, Special Assistant to the Minister, in a statement issued Wednesday, December 27, 2023, in Abuja, quoted Alake to have said: “I am deeply shocked by the loss of a brother and friend, and indeed, one of the leaders of the progressive movement, late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

“Akeredolu carved a niche for himself as a bold and irrepressible defender of the interests of Ondo people and the Yoruba nation.”

The Minister stated: “His voice resonated across the country as a lodestar in the struggle for the entrenchment of true federalism.

“As State Governor, he made the welfare of the people the focal point of governance.”

Alake further noted that “Nigeria has lost a titan, but we are consoled by the fact that he left an indelible mark in the political firmament.

“I commiserate with President Bola Tinubu and the good people of Ondo State on this irreparable loss.”

The Minister added: “May Aketi’s soul rest in the bossom of the Lord.”[ do_widget id=heateor_sss_sharing-2]

 

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