Former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has condoled with the Akeredolu family as well as the Government and people of Ondo State over the passing of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN.
Dr. Jonathan described late Akeredolu as a sincere patriot and legal luminary who prioritised equity, justice and the collective peace of the nation above personal, political and ethnic interests.
The former President who stated this in a condolence message he personally signed noted that the late Governor would be remembered for his forthrightness and advocacy for constitutionalism, democracy and good governance.
The former President further stated: “Mr Rotimi Akeredolu was a prominent lawyer and politician who helped shape democratic governance and promoted peace and development in Nigeria. As a lawyer, he was a sound and courageous legal luminary renowned for his advocacy for constitutionalism, democracy and good governance. As a politician, Mr Akeredolu served his state and the nation diligently as a sincere patriot who prioritised equity, justice, collective peace and unity of the nation above personal, political and ethnic interests.
“He will be missed by many across the country and remembered for his forthrightness and acts of patriotism. I offer my condolences to his immediate family, especially his wife, Mrs. Betty Akeredolu, and the government and people of Ondo State and pray that God grants them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”
Special Adviser to H.E. Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan