More Tributes, As Mimiko pays condolence visit to Aiyedatiwa over Akeredolu’s death


Former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, on Saturday paid a condolence visit to Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa over the death of his predecessor, the late Rotimi Akeredolu.

Mimiko, who led an entourage of past government officials to the Government House in Akure, sympathized with the Akeredolu family as well as the government and people of Ondo State.

“I came with this large entourage because this visit is a significant one,” he said.

He acknowledged the deep sorrow felt by many for the departed former governor who he affectionately referred to as “Aketi”.

“He was many things to many people, but for me, he was a friend. Once he made up his mind about anything, nothing could change it. That was the Aketi we knew,” he said.

Mimiko prayed for Aiyedatiwa, for guidance in steering the affairs of the state.

He also appreciated the unity and support demonstrated by the people of Ondo State to the new governor.

Mimiko expressed gratitude for the warm reception accorded the visiting team.

Responding, Aiyedatiwa thanked Mimiko for leading the entourage and for his support during the challenging time.

“Thank you on behalf of the Ondo State Government for coming to pay us a condolence visit,” Aiyedatiwa said.

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