Ondo Govt fixes Akeredolu’s burial for February 23rd & 24th
The Ondo State Government has fixed February 23 and 24 for the burial of the late governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa is reported to have fixed the dates on Monday after a state cabinet meeting which did not go without ripples over the exclusion of certain names from the burial planning committee.
Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Princess Oladunni Odu, fumed as her name was not included in the committee for the burial ceremony
Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa, who also doubled as the Chairman of the Committee made the announcement on Monday.
Our source said: “SSG (Odu) got wind that her name was not on the list of the committee and during a meeting with the governor at the governor’s office, she raised her concerns about it.
“It became a whole lot of argument and charged at the governor for not including her on the list of the committee. But it took the intervention of other cabinet members at the meeting to calm the nerves of the woman. In fact, I’m aware that the meeting did not end peacefully due to the manner Odu behaved.
“Don’t forget that Odu also has eyes on the seat of the governor and she is ready to contest in the governorship race.”
The remains of the late Akeredolu, arrived in Nigeria from Germany on January 5 according to a post on the X handle of the late governor’s spokesperson, Richard Olatunde. The body was received by his wife, Chief Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, his children, and siblings led by Prof. Wole Akeredolu, the immediate younger brother.