Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, on Wednesday paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Prince Olu Adegboro.
Prince Adegboro, a former Commissioner for information in the state, died early Wednesday morning at age 74.
Governor Akeredolu was accompanied to the late Adegboro’s residence by some members of the State Executive Council led by the Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu.
Commiserating with the wife and other members of the family, the Governor said the APC has lost one of the leaders of the party in Akure South local government.
Governor Akeredolu, who described the late Adegboro as a bold and courageous man, said the deceased was always on the side of truth.
“When I heard about his death I was surprised. Not because he was too young. The most important thing is that he was a believer who believed in God. He was a bold man. He was always insisting on what was right.
“We have lost someone very great in APC, Very great in Akure. He was a strong Prince of Akure. And no doubt, he has served this State as a Commissioner. He was not just anybody.
“We have lost one of the leaders, if not the leader of our party in Akure South Local Government.
“We will console you as believer, there is no believer that doesn’t know that God gives and takes away.
“We can never forget him. I came into politics here and I met him. And we worked together from the very first time I came.
“Because of his support for us, he was the founding interim secretary of APC in Ondo State and I was then the founding interim chairman. He and I midwifed APC in the State.
“He was a strong believer in God and he served him to the last. He served his people, he served our party and he served Akure. I think he has done his best.” The Governor said.
Responding on behalf of the family, the younger brother of the Late Adegboro, Prince Folagbade Adegboro thanked Governor Akeredolu for commiserating with the family.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State.
July 27, 2022.