The funeral arrangements for the late former Governor of Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu, are set to begin on Thursday, starting with a Winning Soul Crusade planned to take place at the MKO Abiola Democracy Park in Akure, the state capital.

Former spokesperson to the late Governor, Richard Olatunde, conveyed this information in a statement signed by him, stating that the event will commence at 5 pm.

Olatunde stated in the statement that “Arakunrin Akeredolu peacefully departed in his sleep at a Hospital in Germany, where he was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer on the 26th of December 2023, and has since joined the ranks of the heavenly saints.

“This profound loss has left us devastated and filled with sorrow. However, we find solace in the remarkable work and enduring legacy he left behind.

“During his tenure as the Governor of Ondo State from February 24, 2017, until December 26, 2023, Arakunrin Akeredolu prioritized the welfare of the people and delivered a dividend of good governance with tangible benefits.

“In the face of protracted insecurity that plagued the Southwest, with the menace of killer herdsmen terrorizing and abducting innocent citizens, the late Akeredolu fearlessly stood at the forefront, defended  the rights of the people with unflinching courage and resilience.

“His commitment to the collective well-being of the people has left an indelible mark on the state.

“As we bid farewell, we acknowledge that our parting is not one of finality. Instead, we commit ourselves to preserving his memory and upholding the noble deeds he accomplished throughout his life.

“Even in death, his influence remains steadfast, for he shall forever be our guiding light and inspirational leader.“

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