Akeredolu: Tinubu visits Owo monarch

President Bola Tinubu said the death of the late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, left a void that will be difficult to fill.

He said this during his visit to the Paramount ruler of Owo, the Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye.

Tinubu is on a private visit to the state to commiserate with the people of the state over the death of the former governor.

During the visit, Tinubu visited the family of the late governor and later visited the national leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio-Political Group,, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Speaking during the visit, Tinubu said that the void left by the departed governor will be difficult to fill.

He added that the legacies of the late governor “will endure forever.

Tinubu said it is honourable to depart the world when the ovation is loudest.

“This sentiment should inspire us to live each day with purpose, to pursue our goals with determination, and to leave behind a legacy that will be remembered fondly by those whose lives we have touched.”

The President acknowledged the courage and fearless nature of the late governor, especially his passion for good governance.

According to him, “he truly embodied courage and fearlessness, especially in his relentless pursuit of good governance.

“I can only describe him as a fearless fighter, his unwavering commitment to the welfare of his people and his courageous nature will always be remembered,” said Tinubu.

The monarch, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye, conveyed heartfelt appreciation to the president for his visit.

Oba Ogunoye described the late governor as a true democrat, highlighting his unwavering commitment to democratic principles and practices.

In this tribute, the Olowo not only expressed gratitude but also honored the late governor’s legacy as a staunch defender of democratic ideals.

The monarch extended his gratitude to Governor Aiyedatiwa, acknowledging and commending the governor’s significant efforts in orchestrating a fitting and respectful burial ceremony for the late governor, who was also the former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

Present at the Olowo of Owo’s palace, include Ekiti State Governor, Abiodun Oyebanji, Ondo State Deputy Governor, Dr. Olayide Adelami; and Speaker of the House of Assembly, Olamide Oladiji, amongst others.