The former governorship candidate of Labour Party in Lagos, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has expressed profound sorrow over the untimely passing of the governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu.
In a heartfelt statement, Rhodes-Vivour paid tribute to Akeredolu’s courage, principled leadership, and dedication to the safety and well-being of his people.
“The passing of H.E Akeredolu is extremely saddening. When people across his state were being massacred, he did not ask ‘where are the cows,’ nor did he play politics with the safety of his people,” Rhodes-Vivour remarked.
During Akeredolu’s tenure, particularly in the face of security challenges, Rhodes-Vivour commended the late governor for his unwavering commitment to the protection of lives and property.
Recall that Akeredolu championed the establishment of Amotekun, a regional security outfit aimed at addressing the security concerns of the people.
“He championed the formation of Amotekun, and today, the people of the region are grateful for his courage,” Rhodes-Vivour added.
Reflecting on Akeredolu’s legacy, Rhodes-Vivour emphasized that the late governor would be remembered for his courage, dedication, and decisive leadership during critical moments in the state’s history.
“I will remember him for his courage, for standing up for his people and for providing leadership when it mattered the most,” Rhodes-Vivour wrote.