Tinubu pays condolence visit to Olowo

By Precious Oluwole

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday, paid a condolence visit to the palace of Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye over the demise of Late Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu.

Governor Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa led President Tinubu through the visit.

Tinubu also sympathized with the people of Owo, stressing that the void left by the departed Governor will be difficult to fill.

Tinubu said it is honourable to depart the world when the ovation is loudest, he added that his legacy will endure forever.

“This sentiment should inspire us to live each day with purpose, to pursue our goals with determination, and to leave behind a legacy that will be remembered fondly by those whose lives we have touched”.

He commended the courage and fearless nature of the late governor especially his passion for good governance.

“He truly embodied courage and fearlessness, especially in his relentless pursuit for good governance. I can only describe him as a fearless fighter, his unwavering commitment to the welfare of his people and his courageous nature will always be remembered”.

The Olowo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye, conveyed heartfelt appreciation to the president for his visit. He went on to characterize the late governor as nothing short of a true democrat, highlighting his unwavering commitment to democratic principles and practices. In this tribute, the Olowo not only expressed gratitude but also honored the late governor’s legacy as a staunch defender of democratic ideals.

The monarch extended his gratitude to Governor Aiyedatiwa, acknowledging and commending the governor’s significant efforts in orchestrating a fitting and respectful burial ceremony for the late governor who was also former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

Others in attendance are; Ondo state Deputy Governor, Dr Olayide Adelami, Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Prince Segun Omojuwa and traditional rulers across the state.

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