Akeredolu: He Was a Gentleman, Statesman, Says Governors Forum

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has expressed sadness over the death of one of their own, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state who died on Wednesday.

A statement by the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq described Akeredolu as an exceptional statesman who made indelible marks in public service.

Gov Rotimi Akeredolu,SAN

The governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, said, “My heartfelt condolences go to the Progressives Governors’ Forum, the government and people of Ondo State, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), as well as the immediate family of my dear brother and colleague, His Excellency Olurotimi Akeredolu, SAN.

“A frontline lawyer and conscientious politician of progressive bent, His Excellency would be remembered for his courage, patriotism, and immeasurable contributions to the constitutional and socio-political development of Nigeria.

“As painful as his exit is to all of us, we take solace in his fine legacies as a gentleman and statesman. We ask God to repose his soul and look after his family.”