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See pictures from 8th Day Prayer for Akeredolu at his Ibadan residence

“The eight-day prayer for the late former Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON, was held yesterday, Wednesday, January 3, 2024” according to a statement issued by his former spokesperson, Olabode Richard Olatunde.

The statement released by Olatunde added that “the prayer was held at the residence of the late Governor in Owo, his hometown. It was attended by his family, associates, political followers, and the people of Owo.”

And also included that “the Akeredolu’s family was represented by Toyin Akeredolu, the younger sister of the late Governor.”

The rest of the statement, released along with pictures from the event, reads “Others at the prayer service were;Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State; Engr. Ade Adetimehin; former Special Adviser to the late Governor on Special Duties and Union Matters; Mr. Dare Aragbiaye; former Commissioner for Infrastructure, Lands and Housing; Engr. Raimi Aminu;

Members of the State House of Assembly representing Owo constituencies one and two, respectively, Hon. Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi and Hon. Morenike Witherspoon and Chairmen,

Vice Chairmen of both Local Government and Local Council Development Areas in Owo and its environs.

At the prayer service, prayers were offered for the families and followers of the late Akeredolu as well as the state and Owo town. The service was led by Rev. Canon S.B Oladimeji.

“Recall that the late former Governor passed away in Germany on December 27, 2023.

Since his death, an outpouring of tributes from across the continues, attesting to the purposeful and exemplary life led by Governor Akeredolu.

The ancient town of Owo is engulfed in melancholy as the people mourn the loss of a great son of the soil,

whose love for the town and the state as a whole was unparalleled.”

 

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