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Akeredolu: Aiyedatiwa declares three days of mourning in Ondo


Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State has declared a three-day period of mourning to pay tribute to the late Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, former Governor of Ondo State. 

In an official statement released on Wednesday in Akure by Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Governor Aiyedatiwa outlined the mourning activities, including fasting and prayer, scheduled to take place from Thursday, December 28, to Saturday, December 30, 2023.

During this mourning period, all national flags are to be flown at half-mast for seven days as a symbol of the state’s somber atmosphere. 

Governor Aiyedatiwa further announced the suspension of state government ceremonies throughout the mourning period.

Condolence registers have been opened at various locations, including the Governor’s Office, the Government House in Akure, and the State Liaison Offices in Lagos and Abuja, for individuals to express their condolences.

In expressing his condolences, Governor Aiyedatiwa concluded, “May the soul of our late leader rest in perfect peace, amen.” 

The former Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday after battling an ailment which later claimed his life.


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