Obi, Pat Utomi Visit Late Gov Akeredolu Family in Ibadan
Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi and Prof. Pat Utomi on Tuesday paid a condolence visit to the family of late governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu at their Ibadan residence.
In statement published on his social media handle, Obi eulogized late Akeredolu as a man who advocated and worked for a “better Nigeria.”
“ Today, together with my very dear elder brother, Prof Pat Utomi, I arrived Ibadan, Oyo State, to commiserate with the bereaved wife of Late Gov Rotimi Akeredolu, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, and the entire Akeredolu Family, as we all mourn the death of Gov Akeredolu.
“While Gov Akeredolu was the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, and subsequently as a Governor, he stayed consistent on how to build a better Nigeria where there would be respect for the rule of law, security of lives and properties of Nigerian citizens.
“He believed in a restructured and productive Nigeria. May God who it pleased to call him home at this time grant him eternal rest and grant his dear wife, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, the entire Akeredolu family, and all of us who mourn him, the fortitude to bear his irreplaceable loss.” Obi wrote.
Governor Akeredolu died last week after battling leukemia for several months in a German hospital. His Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has since been inaugurated as the substantive governor of Ondo State after acting in that capacity for three weeks.