HeadlinePeter Obi Pays Gov Akeredolu Condolence Visit

Peter Obi Pays Gov Akeredolu Condolence Visit


September 27, (THEWILL) – The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, on Tuesday, paid a condolence visit to Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, over the death of his mother, Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu.

The LP Presidential candidate was received at the Presidential Lodge, Government House, Alagbaka, Akure.

On ground to receive him were the wife of the Governor, Chief Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu; the Deputy Governor, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa; the Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu; the Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale; Director General of the Project Performance and Implementation Monitoring Unit and grandson of the deceased, Mr Babajide Akeredolu, among others.

The LP presidential standard bearer equally used the occasion to commiserate with the Governor over the sad incident at St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, where suspected terrorists attacked worshippers.

Obi described Governor Akeredolu as a leader who speaks the truth at all times no matter the consequences.

He charged Governor Akeredolu to continue to take every necessary step to protect his people, adding that the Governor is doing the right thing.

“I urge you to continue in that direction. You represent one of those things Nigerians desire, ability to speak the truth no matter the consequences.

“What is lacking in Nigeria is that we choose to keep quiet when things are going wrong. You have a man here who always speaks when things are going wrong, and I urge you to continue”, he said.

On Governor Akeredolu move’s to arm the Amotekun Corps, the former Anambra State governor, charged Akeredolu to take every step to protect his people.

“Arm those special security people. Take every step to protect your people. It is important and it is your duty. I’m happy that you are speaking out always when necessary. May God Almighty continue to be with you and bless all of you”, he said.

In his response, Governor Akeredolu appreciated Obi and his entourage for finding time to visit him.

Akeredolu, who said what happened on June 5 at St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, was horrendous, also described the sad incident as unexpected and uncommon, especially in the Southern part of the country.

On the death of his mother, the Governor said she would surely be missed even though she left at the ripe age of 90 years.

He expressed joy that all of her late mother’s children survived her, saying she would be given a glorious and befitting burial.


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