Tinubu Leads Nation in Mourning Former Ondo State Governor Akeredolu

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, led the nation in mourning the passing of former Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu. Describing Akeredolu as a “fearless soldier” and “unwavering advocate,” the president paid tribute to his indomitable legacy of national service.

In an eulogy delivered at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Owo, Ondo State, Vice President Shettima praised Akeredolu’s courage, dedication, and unwavering commitment as a “fearless soldier for his people.” The president acknowledged the transient nature of life and emphasized the enduring impact of the choices made during one’s journey.

President Tinubu traced Akeredolu’s remarkable journey from his legal career to his pivotal role as governor, lauding his vast intelligence and the profound impact of his leadership. He highlighted Akeredolu’s unwavering commitment to democratic service, recognizing that presenting oneself willingly to be chosen by the people is the most pragmatic path to serving humanity.

Commending Akeredolu’s “strength of character and conviction,” the president acknowledged the sacrifices he made to serve his community. While expressing the nation’s grief, President Tinubu emphasized that the day was not solely about mourning but also a day of remembrance and reflection on Akeredolu’s service to humanity.

Encouraging the nation to cherish Akeredolu’s memory and the indomitable legacy he leaves behind, President Tinubu noted that the memories held dear would be a source of comfort in challenging times.

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