The Deji and the Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba (Dr) Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade on behalf of himself and the Ondo State Council of Obas have received the news of the passing away of our amiable past Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON which occurred on Wednesday 27th December, 2023.
Oba Aladetoyinbo described the death of Akeredolu as a huge colossal loss to the good people of Ondo State and the Country at large.
In a statement personally signed by Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade and made available to newsmen in Akure by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr Michael Adeyeye, the Monarch described Akeredolu as a fearless and resilient fighter for the course of justice and the interest of the Masses.
Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, during his lifetime was honest and straight forward. He was passionate about the infrastructural and industrial development of Ondo State, many of which have started yielding fruitful results.
There is no gainsaying that Governor Akeredolu lived up to his name of Mr Talk and Do who will always pursue his strong conviction into a logical conclusion.
The maintenance of internal security in the South west through the establishment of Amotekun had remained one of the enduring legacies of Late Odunayo Akeredolu.
There is no doubt that, the death of Aketi is a huge loss to us in Ondo State and Nigeria at large.
The Monarch equally commiserate the immediate family of Late Governor Odunayo Akeredolu and pray that the Almighty God will grant them the fortitude to bear this huge loss.
Indeed, Akeredolu has fought a good fight, he came, he saw and he conquered, Oba Aladetoyinbo said.
Oba Aladetoyinbo therefore prayed God to grant the departed soul of Late Governor Odunayo Akeredolu an eternal rest and grant the good people of ondo state the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
His Royal Majesty,
Oba (Dr) Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, CFR
The Deji of Akureland and Chairman,
Ondo State Council of Obas
December 27, 2023
Osolo of Isolo, Akure South, mourns Akeredolu, welcomes Aiyedatiwa to office
His Royal Majesty Oba (Dr) Edward Kolawole Adejoyegbe Adewole, Akesoogun Orisa Obaluaye Mosu, Osalade II, the Osolo of Isolo Kingdom, Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State, has received with regrets news of the death of “Talk-and-Do” Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (SAN).
The monarch, who described the passing of the governor as a rude shock, said his good legacies will not be wished away in a hurry.
Oba Adewole, who was presented his Staff of Office and Instrument of Appointment by Governor Akeredolu one year, one week and six days ago precisely on Thursday December 15, 2022, said the royalty and entire people of Isolo kingdom will continue to remember the great service that Akeredolu, his then deputy and now substantive Governor and state executive council did to make Isolo town proud among comity of royals in Ondo State.
In a statement personally signed by Oba Adewole, dated December 28, 2023 and circulated to the press in Isolo on Thursday, the Osolo of Isolo described late Akeredolu as lover of people, who used truth, honesty and straightforwardness, backed with fearlessness and resilience, in the pursuit of justice as a dodged fighter for rights of human, community and state rights.
“Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (SAN), CON, was a great man in his lifetime and remains same even in death. His demise in Germany in the early hours of Wednesday touches me and my town’s people a lot because, coming by good people is not always easy. With Akeredolu, we had a good friend who made promises to make Isolo great and fulfilled those promises,” Oba Adewole mourned.
In the meantime, the Osolo has welcome the newly inaugurated Governor of Ondo State, Sir Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, to office as substantive leader and chief security officer of the state.
“The policy of my royalty and the Osolo-in-Council is based on rule of law and cooperation with government of the state. We did not fail in this with the past government and, by God’s grace, we will not fail with the new government as we are traditionally prepared to collaborate and cooperate with the new administration of Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa towards collectively achieving peaceful and greater Ondo State,” the Osolo said while congratulating the new governor.