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The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has commended the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, for his commitment to ensuring the protection of lives and properties of the people of the state through the state security outfit, the Amotekun.
Obi, who described Governor Akeredolu as a leader who speaks the truth at all times no matter the consequences, said the latter represented what Nigerians desire at this present time.
The former Governor of Anambra State gave kudos to the Ondo Governor during his condolence visit to Akeredolu over the demise of his mother at the Presidential Lodge, Ondo State Government House, Alagbaka, Akure, on Tuesday.
According to him, things are going wrong in the country due to the silence of the people but he commended Akeredolu for always speaking up for the people. He charged the chairman of the Southern Governors Forum to continue taking every necessary step to protect his people.
Obi said, “I urge you to continue in that direction. You represent one of those things Nigerians desire; the ability to speak the truth no matter the consequences.
“What is lacking in Nigeria is that we choose to keep quiet when things are going wrong. You have a man here who always speaks when things are going wrong, and I urge you to continue.
“Arm those special security poeple. Take every step to protect your people. It is important and it is your duty. I’m happy that you are speaking out always when necessary. May God Almighty continue to be with you and bless all of you.”
While condoling the governor over the death of his mother, the LP presidential candidate prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal rest.
Responding, Governor Akeredolu expressed his appreciation to Obi and his entourage for finding time to visit him.
On the death of his mother, the governor said she would surely be missed even though she left at the ripe age of 90.
He expressed joy that all her late mother’s children survived her, saying she would be given a glorious and befitting burial.