He was a champion of democracy – Oyo APC laments Akeredolu’s death


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state has described the death of the governor of Ondo state, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) as unfortunate and regrettable in view of his contributions to the society as it concerns humanity, democracy and good governance.

Governor Akeredolu reportedly died in Lagos on Wednesday following months of intense battle with leukemia. Until his death, he was serving his second term in Office having won his election and reelection in 2016 and 2020 respectively.

In a statement issued on Wednesday and made available to journalists in Ibadan by its Publicity Secretary, Olawale Sadare, Oyo APC commiserated with Mrs. Betty Akeredolu as well President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje and the good people of Ondo over the transition of Arakunrin Akeredolu who, according to the party, died at a time his services was still needed by his people.

“Arakunrin Akeredolu made a great impact in many ways as he was a dogged fighter, astute legal practitioner and patriotic democrat who would not spare any effort to promote justice and fairness at all times regardless of the risk involved. There is no doubt that he would be sorely missed by all and sundry. Therefore, we pray God to grant him eternal rest and give his family and the good people of the Sunshine State the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.” Oyo APC stated.


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