We can’t forget him’ — Shettima, governors attend Akeredolu’s funeral service in Owo

Vice President Kashim Shettima and some governors on Friday attended the funeral carrier of the overdue Rotimi Akeredolu, former governor of Ondo country.

Akeredolu died on December 27, 2023, after a protracted battle with prostate cancer.

The burial programmes of Akeredolu had been taking vicinity within the ultimate one week

The funeral service changed into held at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Owo, the home metropolis of the overdue governor.

The carrier changed into attended with the aid of Shettima, George Akume, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF); Abdullahi Ganduje, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC); nation governors; politicians; family members; pals and legal professionals as well as residents of Ondo nation.

Governors gift on the funeral carrier included lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo; Babajide Sanw-Olu of Lagos; Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti; Ademola Adeleke of Osun; Seyi Makinde of Oyo; Dapo Abiodun of Ogun; Godwin Obaseki of Edo; Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta; Charles Soludo of Anambra; Hyacinth Alia of Benue and Peter Mbah of Enugu.

Some former governors had been additionally present at the provider.

Shettima, who represented President Bola Tinubu on the funeral provider, eulogised Akeredolu for the legacies he left at the back of in Ondo and Nigeria.

The vice-president said Akeredolu stood for the reality, adding that “he turned into a hugely smart man whose ardour has created quite a wide vacuum beyond this community”.

“As we collect right here today, we are confronted with one inexorable truth: seasons come and seasons cross, much like the ebb and drift of our lives, and each folks shall go with the tides one after the alternative,” the vice-president stated.

“We also are reminded that during this transient adventure thru life, we’re but whispers within the wind.

The elements folks that bear once we get to the end of our adventure are the choices we make, and this second is the remaining confirmation of the noble paths trodden by means of our expensive brother.”

‘We are able to’T overlook HIM’

On his element, fortunate Aiyedatiwa, governor of Ondo, stated his late predominant contributed to the development of the kingdom in the areas of fitness, education, and infrastructure amongst others

“You are all right here to pay your friend, our leader, and our governor final appreciate due to the relationship that he had with all of you at one time or another,” Aiyedatiwa stated.

“some of you were his youth buddies of over 60 years, a number of you his professional colleagues, a few former governors, a number of you from the community he hailed from and some of you from the church.

“You’re all right here due to the fact he stood for something: proper governance and the rule of regulation.

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