The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general election, Peter Obi, has mourned the death of the governor of Ondo State, Olurotimi Akeredolu, and the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba.
According to Obi, his relationship with the late Ondo governor started when he (Akeredolu) was the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, adding that they had always discussed issues about Nigeria.
The former Anambra State governor took to his X handle to express sadness on the demise of Akeredolu and Na’Abba on Wednesday.
His tweet read, “I have just received the sad news of the death of two prominent political leaders, the governor of Ondo State, Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu, and the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba.
“For Akerodolu, may God Almighty who called him home grant him eternal rest in His kingdom, and grant his immediate family and the good people of Ondo State the fortitude to bear his loss.
“For Ghali Na’Abba, may God Almighty forgive his sins and grant him eternal rest and grant his family and the good people of Kano State, the fortitude to bear his loss.
“Their deaths show us, who are still serving, the nothingness of life and why we should remain firm in good works. May God grant all of us, who mourn them, and the entire nation, the fortitude to bear their losses.”
Akeredolu died on Wednesday at 67, while Na’Abba died at 65, same Wednesday.