Ex LG chairmen pay condolence visit to Aiyedatiwa
By Adedotun Ajayi
Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, yesterday received a condolence visit from the immediate past elected local government chairmen of the 18 LGA
led by Gbenga Olaniyi, expressing sympathy on the demise of the late Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu.
With profound words, Olaniyi commended the late governor’s impactful legacy, noting achievements across various sectors, from infrastructure to education, agriculture, and security.
Addressing the governor, Olaniyi expressed admiration for his leadership, acknowledging the preservation of peace and continuity of the late governor’s legacy.
The governor, in response, thanked the council of local government chairmen for their visit and emphasized the significant contributions of the late governor.
Aiyedatiwa highlighted the historical milestones achieved under Akeredolu’s leadership, including the appointment of the first female SSG, ilaje deputy governor, and posthumously, the first ilaje governor – a position Aiyedatiwa now holds.
Acknowledging the mixed emotions surrounding the loss, Governor Aiyedatiwa invited the members to be part of the burial arrangements, emphasizing the need to celebrate the late governor’s purposeful life.
Despite the challenges, the governor emphasized that Akeredolu’s legacies will endure, and the state has established a committee for the burial, he said “i am the chairman of the burial committee and I’m urging you all to actively participate and contribute to honoring the late leader”
Aiyedatiwa affirmed that while Akeredolu’s passing was a loss, his impactful life would be celebrated. “He lived a purposeful life, and that is why we will celebrate him with a befitting state burial. His legacy in Ondo State will endure, written in gold for generations to come.”
Aiyedatiwa closed with heartfelt remembrances of the late governor’s resilience, humor, and fearlessness in pursuing his convictions.
Also in attendance was the deputy chief of staff, Prince Omojuwa Olusegun