PHOTOS: Tributes As Dignitaries Attend Ex Gov Akeredolu’s Service Of Songs

Friends, family and associates paid their tributes to the late governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, at the evening of Tributes and Service of Songs organized in his honour at the Jogor Centre, Ibadan, Oyo state.

This was revealed by the Chief Press Secretary to the late governor, Olatunde Richard, via his X handle on Monday, February 19.

A former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, in his tribute at the event described Akeredolu as the commander-in-chief in defending the defenseless people of the Southwest, Nigeria.

“His relentless advocacy for community policing has now gained widespread acceptance, transcending political affiliations.

“His greatest joy was serving the public good and building a united nation. He fearlessly spoke truth to power.”

Other speakers at the event included a childhood friend of the late Governor for over 60 years, Dr. Charles ‘Diji Akinola; Sir Biyi Adesanya; former Special Adviser to the late Governor on Union Matters and Special Duties, Mr. Dare Aragbaiye; a family friend, Mr. Ayo Sotirin; a friend and professional colleague, Prof. Wole Akintayo; Head of Chambers, Olujimi & Akeredolu Legal, Mr. Ibrahim Lawal among others.

Other dignitaries who attended the event include Ondo state governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa; Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Olamide Oladiji; Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Debo Ogundoyin, and his wife; Fayemi’s wife, Bisi; Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Ondo State chapter, Ade Adetimehin; members of the Ondo State House of Assembly; some members of the state executive council, and former members of the State Executive appointed by the late Akeredolu, led by former Secretary to the State Government, Oladunni Odu among others

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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