The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, CFR, has described demise of the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Oduayo Akeredolu, SAN as a huge loss to the country and a personal loss to the Yoruba race.

Ooni Ogunwusi who made this known through a personal statement on Wednesday morning, described the deceased as an epitome of honesty and courage who lived a life worthy of emulation.

“The Oduduwa race have just lost a pillar of honesty and courage, a man who served humanity with his expertise as a law luminary, experienced politician and a true descendant of Oduduwa.

“When we were challenged at the grassroots by invaders who masqueraded as herdsmen, Aketi worked with stakeholders across southwest and the national level to deliver our mandate of security and prosperity. This birthed Amotekun and other initiatives through which our people are safer and more confident to embark on their lawful businesses daily.

“He was a honest, bold and courageous leader whose legacy will never be forgotten. If Akeredolu tells you anything, that is the way it is.

“His death is a personal loss to me because we were very close right from our days as students of Loyola College, Ibadan till date. In fact, he did a legacy project for the school through which his name will forever be remembered.

“My heartfelt condolence goes to the First Lady, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu and the entire family, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, Ondo sons and daughters as well as fellow Nigerians.” The Ooni said.

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