Fayemi, Mamora, others pay tribute to Akeredolu

Fayemi, Mamora, others pay tribute to Akeredolu

A former governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, and an ex-Minister of State for Health and former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Dr Adeleke Mamora, on Monday joined other dignitaries to paid tribute to the late ex-governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu.

Mr Fayemi and Mamora paid tribute to the late Akeredolu during a service of songs and evening of tributes organised in his honour in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Mr Fayemi described the late Akeredolu as a warrior who contributed his quota to the progress and development of the Yoruba race and Nigeria in general.

He said that Mr Akeredolu was a role model who could be likened to the late Obafemi Awolowo, and fought for the freedom and progress of Nigeria.

“There is no way Akeredolu will not be greatly missed; he always spoke the truth, not minding its bitterness.” he said.

Mr Fayemi called on Nigerians and people in positions of authority not to deviate from his way of life.

On his part, Mr Mamora described the late Akeredolu as a courageous and smart man who would be greatly missed for his positive contributions to Nigeria’s progress.

He said that the late Akeredolu was a trustworthy friend who was always ready to assist the needy.

Also speaking, the late governor’s childhood friend, Dr Charles Akinola, described him as a kind-hearted and God-fearing friend who had genuine love for his country.

The late Akeredolu’s successor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa and the Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Iyabo Yerima, were among dignitaries at the event.

Mr Akeredolu died on December 27, 2023 at a German Hospital following a protracted illness.

The family of the former Ondo State governor slated February 23 for his burial.