The Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has reacted to the passing of Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

DAILY POST reported that Akeredolu died on Wednesday December 27, 2023 having suffered a protracted prostate cancer.

In a statement signed by Rep. O. K. Chinda,
Minority Leader, House of Representatives, the Minority Caucus extended its condolences to the grieving family and the State.

The Caucus acknowledged that Akeredolu was a great leader and a quintessential Bar man, adding that his term in office as Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, President was characterised by the campaign by the NBA for the adherence to the rule of law.

“As Governor of Ondo State and Chairman of South-West Governors Forum, he prioritised the welfare and security of his people and championed the call for the establishment of Amotekun, a South-West security outfit created to enhance the security of lives and property in the zone,” the statement added.

It further described Akeredolu as a courageous and fearless leader who spoke truth to power and a major advocate for the return of power to the south during the 2023 presidential election in the spirit of equity and fairness.

He added that, “Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Betty, his family, the government, the people of Ondo State, and the entire nation during this difficult time.

“Governor Akeredolu’s contributions to Ondo State and the nation will be remembered, and his legacy will endure.

“May his soul rest in peace, Amen.”

Fearless leader – Reps Minority Caucus mourns Akeredolu

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