Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has commiserated with the Ondo state government,family and friends of Gov Rotimi Akeredolu who passed on today after prolonged battle with prostrate cancer.
The Minority leader on behalf of the minority caucus of the House of Representatives, extended deepest condolences on the passing of Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who was Chairman of South-West Governors Forum,till his demise.
“He was a great leader and a quintessential Bar man. His term in office as Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President was characterised by the campaign by the NBA for the adherence to the rule of law. As Governor of Ondo State and Chairman of South-West Governors Forum, he prioritised the welfare and security of his people and championed the call for the establishment of Amotekun, a South-West security outfit created to enhance the security of lives and property in the zone.
“Governor Akeredolu was a courageous and fearless leader who spoke truth to power. He was also a major advocate for the return of power to the south during the 2023 presidential election in the spirit of equity and fairness.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Betty, his family, the government, the people of Ondo State, and the entire nation during this difficult time.
“Governor Akeredolu’s contributions to Ondo State and the nation will be remembered, and his legacy will endure.
“May his soul rest in peace, Amen” Minority Caucus stated in a statement.