Makinde Mourns Akeredolu, Describes Him As Worthy Co-Fighter For The South-West Cause

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State praised Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State for his dedication to the south-west region.

Makinde expressed his admiration for Akeredolu following the news of his death. Akeredolu’s passing was announced on Wednesday.

Makinde stated that both he and Akeredolu were at the forefront of the movement that led to the creation of the South-West Security Network, known as Amotekun.

Makinde, in a statement released to the press, expressed his sadness over the loss of the former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), emphasizing that it is a significant loss for Yorubaland and Nigeria as a whole.

He insisted that Akeredolu’s position on matters pertaining to the South-West’s regional integration and growth is a lesson for leaders and that the dead will be missed.

Makinde said: “I received with great sadness the news of the death of my brother, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, the governor of Ondo State and chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum.

“I condole with his wife and children, as well as the Government and people of Ondo State over this sad loss. In Aketi, South-West has lost a dogged fighter and courageous leader who worked hard for the peace, prosperity, and progress of the region.

“I have also lost a worthy co-fighter for the South-West cause because we were both at the vanguard of the struggle, which birthed the South-West Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun.

“Aketi’s fervent and unrelenting stance on issues that border on South-West’s regional integration and progress is a lesson for leaders. He will be sorely missed.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.