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Dr. Olukayode Ajulo, OON, SAN, Mourns Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

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Dr. Olukayode Abraham Ajulo, OON, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, is an arbitrator, tutor, orator and civil rights activist. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. and the Diocesan Registrar of the Anglican Communion, Church of Nigeria. Today, 26 December, he joins the entire nation and the good people of Ondo State to mourn the demise of the Late Governor, H.E. Rotimi Akeredolu.

Adieu Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, CON, SAN: A paragon of boldness and fearlessness.

-Dr Olukayode Ajulo, OON, SAN

In the depths of my grief, I pen these words to honor the profound loss of a brother Silk, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, the Governor of Ondo State. The weight of his departure hit me with a crushing force as I touched down in London from Abuja.

For over four decades, our lives intertwined in the vibrant city of Ibadan, where I had the privilege of knowing this extraordinary man. He, the son of an Anglican clergy and I, the son of an Anglican bookseller, formed a bond that surpassed societal divisions.

I therefore pay tribute to a leader who fearlessly spoke his mind, leaving an indelible mark on our lives.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was a paragon of boldness and fearlessness. His spirit knew no bounds when it came to standing up for what he believed in, consequences be damned. He possessed a rare courage that allowed him to express his thoughts, whether they were received as good or bad. His words resonated with unwavering honesty, a testament to his commitment to truth and justice. In a world often mired in silence and complacency, his unwavering voice served as a beacon of inspiration.

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The impact of Governor Akeredolu’s leadership on Ondo State cannot be overstated. His visionary guidance and unwavering dedication brought about transformative changes in the lives of countless individuals. Education, healthcare, infrastructure, agriculture—all flourished under his watchful eye. The people of Ondo State witnessed firsthand the tangible progress he initiated, leaving an indelible legacy that will echo through the corridors of time.

Yet, even in his greatness, Governor In the depths of my grief, I pen these words to honor the profound loss of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, the Governor of Ondo State. The weight of his departure hit me with a crushing force as I touched down in London from Abuja. For over four decades, our lives intertwined in the vibrant city of Ibadan, where I had the privilege of knowing this extraordinary man. He, the son of an Anglican clergy, and I, the son of an Anglican bookseller, formed a bond that surpassed societal divisions. Today, we gather here to pay tribute to a leader who fearlessly spoke his mind, leaving an indelible mark on our lives.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was a paragon of boldness and fearlessness. His spirit knew no bounds when it came to standing up for what he believed in, consequences be damned. He possessed a rare courage that allowed him to express his thoughts, whether they were received as good or bad. His words resonated with unwavering honesty, a testament to his commitment to truth and justice. In a world often mired in silence and complacency, his unwavering voice served as a beacon of inspiration.

The impact of Governor Akeredolu’s leadership on Ondo State will be a subject of discourse and how his guidance brought about transformative changes in the lives of countless individuals will soon be examined.

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Like every mortal in greatness, Governor Akeredolu was not immune to imperfections. Like all of us, he had his flaws and shortcomings. But it was through acknowledging and accepting these imperfections that he demonstrated his humanity. His willingness to learn from his mistakes and strive for personal growth served as a powerful example, reminding us that perfection is not the measure of a person.

As I bid farewell to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, an overwhelming sadness engulf my heart. The loss of a leader, a cherished friend, and a revered learned brother Silk leaves a void that will take time to be filled. Yet, I find solace in the inspiration and enduring legacy he leaves behind. The lives he touched, the dreams he nurtured, the positive change he wrought—all will continue to bear witness to his remarkable spirit.

May Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s soul find eternal rest, cradled in the arms of serenity.

Rest in peace, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN.


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