Akeredolu, a believer of true federalism – PDP

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party has expressed sadness over the death of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday.

According to a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, the PDP said Akeredolu’s death was “a huge national loss”

The party described the governor as “a courageous and amiable personality, brilliant lawyer and outstanding administrator with deep understanding and capacity for leadership especially in his roles towards the unity, stability and development of the nation.”

Akeredolu, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association died in Germany on Wednesday at the age of 67 after battling prostate cancer, the state government confirmed.

“He was an unrepentant fighter for fairness, equity and justice in the affairs of the nation. He believed in true federalism, respect, defense and protection of ethnic nationalities which he advocated as a prerequisite for peace and development in our nation,” the PDP expressed.

The PDP further commiserated with Akeredolu’s wife, Betty, his children, and the people of the state and prayed to God to grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

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