President of the Ninth Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has mourned the demise of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ghali Umar Na’Abba.
Akeredolu died at the age of 67, and Na’Abba at 65.
In a statement issued, on Wednesday, by his Media Adviser, Dr. Ezrel Tabiowo, Senator Lawan said the deaths of both leaders have left a void in the political and governance landscape of the nation.
He described Akeredolu as a visionary leader whose commitment to the prosperity of Ondo State was evident in his numerous achievements.
According to the former Senate President, Ghali Umar Na’Abba, on the other hand, was a strong advocate for democracy who played a pivotal role in shaping the nation’s democratic governance during the time he held sway as Speaker of the House of Representatives between 1999 and 2003.
“It is with great sorrow and a profound sense of loss that I mourn the passing of two distinguished leaders: Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba”, Sen. Lawan expressed.
While extending his deepest condolences to the families, friends, and associates of Governor Akeredolu and Former Speaker Na’Abba, the President of the 9th Assembly noted that their legacies will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew them.