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Akeredolu’s funeral ceremonies begin today

Funeral for the late former governor of Ondo State Rotimi Akeredolu will commence on Thursday, February 15 with a ‘winning soul crusade’ to be held at MKO Abiola Democracy Park in Akure, the state capital.

The event will begin at 5 pm, the family said in a post on the deceased’s Instagram page. Akeredolu died in his sleep at a hospital in Germany, where he was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer on December 26, 2023.

“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,” the family said. According to the post, Akeredolu fearlessly stood at the forefront in the face of protracted insecurity that plagued the southwest, with the menace of killer herdsmen terrorising and abducting innocent citizens.

“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,” the family added.

Akeredolu will be buried in his Owo hometown on February 23, 2024.

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