Hon Akingbaso Mourns Akeredolu, Calls Him Advocate For Justice, Equity, Fairness


28th December, 2023.

It is with deep sorrow and a heavy heart that Hon. Festus Akingbaso, the distinguished Member of the House of Representatives representing Idanre/Ifedore federal constituency and the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Aviation, extends his heartfelt condolences on the passing of the esteemed Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

In reflecting on Governor Akeredolu’s legacy, we draw inspiration from the eloquent words of the late Governor’s contemporaries. As they aptly expressed, “Rest in peace, Aketi. One indisputable fact about you, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, is that your yes was your yes and your no was your no. No prevarication.”

Governor Akeredolu was not just a politician; he was a straight-shooter, a leader who spoke the truth with conviction in various spheres of life. His unwavering commitment to the people of Ondo State, coupled with his dedication and forthrightness, set a standard that resonated across political lines.

Hon. Festus Akingbaso mourns the loss of a fearless brother and a fellow advocate for justice, equity, and fairness. Governor Akeredolu’s impact on our nation, particularly his contributions to legal advocacy, his role as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, and his transformative leadership as the Executive Governor of Ondo State, will forever be etched in our collective memory.

Governor Akeredolu’s legacy is not only evident in the infrastructure projects, schools, and healthcare facilities he provided but also in his relentless pursuit of security reforms, which led to the establishment of the local police in the South West.

Hon. Festus Akingbaso shares in the grief of the people of Ondo State, acknowledging Governor Akeredolu’s role as a mourner-in-chief during challenging times. A man of action and service, Governor Akeredolu’s impact on the state is irreplaceable.

As we mourn a fighter and fearless defender of truth, Hon. Festus Akingbaso extends his condolences to Governor Akeredolu’s family, especially his wife Betty and Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa. The nation has lost a brother, a soulmate, and a true statesman.

May Governor Rotimi Akeredolu rest in peace, and may his legacy of service endure.

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