Bight Newspaper learnt that the Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, on Thursday visited the family of the late Governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu.

Governor Aiyedatiwa led members of the State Executive Council on a condolence visit to the residence Akeredolu in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to commiserate with his family.

The newly sworn in Governor promised to immortalise Akeredolu, who died on Wednesday after a protracted illness.

He pointed that the late Akeredolu will never be forgotten because his legacies and impacts can be seen and felt across the State and the country.

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The governor described his late boss as a sincere, courageous, selfless and patriotic leader who fought for his people, championed development and touched many lives.

Governor Aiyedatiwa in an emotional tribute, also described the former governor as a caring and compassionate husband, father and grandfather, adding that it was a rare privilege to have served under his tutelage.

He reiterated that the passing of his late principal a great loss not only to Ondo State, but the entire Southwest region and Nigeria at large.

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He stressed that Akeredolu’s struggle for a peaceful, fair and just society is one that can never be forgotten in a hurry.

The governor noted that the legacies of late Akeredolu will continue to reverberate in his invaluable contributions to the socio-economic and infrastructural development of Ondo State, the growth of the Anglican Church and the reforms in the legal profession in Nigeria.

He emphasized that Akeredolu completed and fulfilled his mission on earth and was blessed with wonderful children that can sustain his good name.

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Responding on behalf of the Akeredolu family, the younger brother of the deceased, Pastor Kola Akeredolu, thanked the delegation led by Governor Aiyedatiwa for the thoughtful visit.

Prayers were offered for the Akeredolu family, while Governor Aiyedatiwa led others to the signing of the condolence register.

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