The Ondo State Government has explained the circumstances leading to the death of the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

It also said it has written to the President, Bola Tinubu, to inform him on the event of the death of the Governor.

The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju on Wednesday issued a statement to formally announce the passing of the governor.

“Mr. Governor peacefully departed from this world in the early hours of today, Wednesday, December 27, 2023,” she said in the statement.

“This tragedy has left behind a profound void in our hearts.

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

“He succumbed to complications arising from protracted prostate cancer.

“A letter has been sent to President Bola Tinubu, GCFR, to officially inform His Excellency of this devastating news.

“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.

“Governor 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 Southwest region and the nation. Governor 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.”

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