Owo Anglican Diocese mourns Akeredolu
The death of the immediate past Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Odunayo Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, CON has been described as a great loss to the Church of Nigeria (the Anglican Communion), especially the Diocese of Owo, Ondo State and Nigeria as a whole.
Reacting to the news of the death of the former Governor who until his death was also the Chancellor of the Diocese, Rt. Revd Dr Stephen Ayodeji Fagbemi, the Bishop of Owo Anglican Diocese, said Akeredolu was a devoted Christian and a commited Anglican who was never ashamed to declare his faith in the crucified Lord, as a faithful soldier in obedience to his baptismal vow.
In a release by the Diocesan Communicator, Basorun Banjo Abitogun, Bishop Fagbemi said Chancellor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu impacted the diocese so much and that members of the Diocese will remember him for his legacy of compassion, justice, and progress, which will linger in their hearts for generations to come. The diocese will always celebrate him and thank God for who he was and all that he stood for in the diocese.
The Bishop therefore enjoined all, to keep praying for the entire Akeredolu family, the Diocese of Owo (Anglican Communion), and Ondo State in general.
Bishop Ayodeji Fagbemi prayed God to grant the Diocesan Chancellor’s soul eternal rest.
“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. Blessed indeed, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours, for their deeds follow them.”(Rev. 14:13).