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He was an Iroko, nationalist – Akpabio mourns Akeredolu

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Senate President Godswill Akpabio has expressed shock over the death of Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu.

In a condolence message signed by his media aide, Eseme Eyiboh, Akpabio described the deceased as “A nationalist and the Iroko of the Sunshine state”.

He said Akeredolu was a governor who believed “in true federalism and which he pursued with passion and vigour” until his death.

According to the Senate President, the late governor spent his active life fighting for justice, fairness and equity.

“I am sad that we have to lose Chief Rotimi Akeredolu this early in life. He was a leader that placed the interest of his people above every other consideration.

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“He was a man of integrity and strong conviction with a strict work ethos and never paid lip service to the welfare of the people of the state.

“He was a fearless lawyer who spoke truth to power regardless of whose ox was gored.

“As governor, Chief Akeredolu left his footprints in the sands of history, executing landmark projects and implementing people-oriented policies that earned him a second term in office. A man of style, Chief Akeredolu was obsessed with excellence,” the statement added.

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