Akeredolu gave his condolences in a statement on Friday in Akure by Mr Richard Olatunde, his Chief Press Secretary.
He described the deceased as "a bubbling personality who was loved by all in Ikare-Akoko, his home town".
The governor said that Ogunleye was a committed friend who did not allow political differences to hurt or define their relationship.
"In fact, our campaign office which was burnt down by arsonists during the Endsars protests is his property which he rented out to us without hesitation. He was an amiable landlord.
"Death marks the end of all humans. The reality of death is a bitter pill to swallow. Yet, life has a way of forcing this bitter pill down our throats.
"It has taught us to accept reality as part of things we can never change," he said.
The governor, who commiserated with the family and the people of Ikare, prayed that Ogunleye's would find eternal rest in the bosom of the Lord Almighty.