Gov. Akeredolu died of prostate cancer, Ondo govt. clarifies

“Mr Governor peacefully departed from this world in the early hours of today, Wednesday, December 27, 2023. This tragedy has left behind a profound void in our hearts."

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Gov. Akeredolu died of prostate cancer, Ondo govt. clarifiesThe Ondo State Government has said that Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu succumbed to death at a German hospital in the early hours of Wednesday from complications arising from prostate cancer.

An official statement on Wednesday afternoon by the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, confirmed the governor’s death and affirmed that Akeredolu died of prostate cancer. It has been widely circulated that he may have also died fro complications from leukemia.

“With a heavy heart, the Ondo State Government announces the tragic passing of our beloved Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON.

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State passes on after protracted illness

“Mr Governor peacefully departed from this world in the early hours of today, Wednesday, December 27, 2023. This tragedy has left behind a profound void in our hearts.

“Gov. Akeredolu answered the eternal call while receiving medical treatment in Germany.

“He succumbed to complications arising from protracted prostate cancer,” the statement read.

The statement also said that a letter had been sent to President Bola Tinubu to officially inform him of the demise of Akeredolu.

“The Family and the Ondo State Government appreciate Mr President for his support for Governor Akeredolu during his illness.

“The family and the state government will release further details regarding the funeral arrangements.

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“Gov. Akeredolu was an extraordinary leader whose unwavering dedication to the state and its people was both commendable and unparalleled.

“He not only served as the Governor of Ondo State but also emerged as a prominent advocate for the entire South-West region and the nation.

“Gov. Akeredolu was a courageous leader and an exemplar of integrity. The weight of this loss is truly unbearable.

“However, we find solace in the knowledge that Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu lived a purposeful life, devoted to the service of God Almighty,” the statement concluded.

Governor Akeredolu’s death comes after a long drawn debate and political squabbles in the state over his perceived inability to govern the state effectively due to his health conditions.