• Sun. Jul 21st, 2024

…says he represented the finest of Nigeria’s intellectual and progressive political class

Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt Hon Comrade Philip Shaibu, has expressed deep grief over the demise of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu while commiserating with the bereaved family, government and the people of the Sunshine State.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu passed on Wednesday morning at the age of 67 years, in an undisclosed hospital in Lagos after battling for months to tackle his failing health.

In a condolence message, the Deputy Governor stated: “It is with utmost grief that l received the sad news of the passing of my friend and brother, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State”.

“He distinguished himself as an exceptional legal luminary, an intellectual who represented the rare breed of Nigeria’s progressive political class”.

“For me, he was a close friend and confidant, as we both shared a high level of cordiality and mutual conviviality like brothers”.

“My great friend and brother as Governor of Ondo State, made giant strides in transforming the Sunshine State and impacted the lives of his people in many positive ways”.

“I am convinced that history will be kind to him as a pleasant personality who played his part and left behind, remarkable footprints in the sands of time”.

“Let me commiserate with the government and the good people of Ondo State, particularly his immediate family, political associates and friends on the irreparable loss of an illustrious Nigerian”.

“May the good Lord accept the repose of his gentle soul”, Shaibu added.

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