ONDO DECLARES 3-DAY MOURNING OF DECEASED GOVERNOR
Written by Oyebamiji Idowu on December 28, 2023
A pall of grief has descended upon Ondo State following the sudden passing of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in the early hours of Wednesday. To honor his legacy and contributions, the newly sworn-in Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has declared a three-day mourning period throughout the state. During this time, the national flag will fly at half-mast on all government buildings and establishments.
The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, joined the chorus of mourners, expressing his deep sorrow over Akeredolu’s demise. In a statement, he described the former governor as a “colossal loss” not only to Ondo State but to the nation as a whole. Tunji-Ojo recognized Akeredolu’s dedication to public service and highlighted his significant contributions to the development of his state.
Governor Akeredolu’s death leaves a void in Ondo State’s political landscape and beyond. His leadership, passion, and commitment to his people will be greatly missed. The declared mourning period is a testament to the respect and admiration he commanded, while the outpouring of condolences from dignitaries like Minister Tunji-Ojo speaks volumes about his impact on the nation.