It is with heavy hearts, that i, Special Adviser to the Ondo State Governor on Security Matters, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, on behalf of my family, mourn the passing of the former Governor, late Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, CON.
We received the news of his death on Wednesday 27th of December with rude shock and I describe his demise as shocking and monumental.
Akogun Adeleye who is also the State Commander of the Amotekun Corps, also described Akeredolu’s transition a great loss to Ondo State, the Southwest region and Nigeria at large.
“He is a man of unequal integrity, a dogged fighter for justice and beacon of courage who fought hard to ensure that people of the State and the entire South West are secured through the formation of Amotekun Corps.
“”The late Akeredolu proved to be a special being who has written his name in gold as a man who rallied round his people in the face of adversity. A fearless and courageous fighter. A God-fearing Statesman and an advocate for democratic principles who left when he was needed most.
“His passion about the infrastructural and industrial development of the Sunshine State which have started yielding fruitful results are legacies will remain evergreen in the history of the state.
In this moment of grief, my family and i commiserate with the Akeredolu’s family, people and Government of Ondo State as well as the entire Owo kingdom over the demise of our illustrious son,
a fantastic role model.
I pray that God rest his soul in peace.
Special Adviser to the Ondo State Governor on Security Matters, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye,