Ondo Govt Confirms Official Date For Akeredolu’s Funeral

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Ondo State Government has declared that the late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu will be buried on February 23 and 24, 2024, Politics Nigeria reports.

Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa‘s statement, delivered during a state cabinet meeting, was overshadowed by a heated dispute between Aiyedatiwa and Princess Oladunni Odu, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

According to reputable reports, Odu was enraged to discover her name absent from the burial planning committee.

“The burial has been fixed between February 23 and 24. Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa, who also doubled as the Chairman of the Committee made the announcement on Monday,” a source at the meeting said.

The source added, “SSG (Odu) got wind that her name was not on the list of the committee and during a meeting with the governor, Aiyedatiwa, at the governor’s office, she raised her concerns about it.

“It became a whole lot of argument and charged at the governor for not including her on the list of the committee. But it took the intervention of other cabinet members at the meeting to calm the nerves of the woman. In fact, I’m aware that the meeting did not end peacefully due to the manner Odu behaved.”

“Don’t forget that Odu also has eyes on the seat of the governor, and she is ready to contest in the governorship race,” another source added.

Remember that on January 5, the body of late Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu landed in Nigeria from Germany.

Rotimi Akeredolu died on December 27, 2023, from leukemia and prostate cancer, both of which had rendered him unable to function for some months.

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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.