Peter Obi backs Akeredolu on arms for Amotekun

Friday Omosola, Akure 

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, on Tuesday, drummed support for Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on his move to arm the Amotekun Corps.

The LP Presidential candidate, who spoke during a condolence visit to the Governor in Akure, described him as a leader who speaks the truth at all times no matter the consequences.

Obi, who said things are going wrong in the country because people choose to keep quiet, commended the governor for speaking up as well as representing what Nigerians desire at present.

He charged Governor Akeredolu to continue to take every necessary step to protect his people, adding that the Governor is doing the right thing.

“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.”

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Obi further condoled with the Governor on the demise of his mother, Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu and prayed to God to grant her eternal rest.

The LP presidential standard bearer equally used the occasion to commiserate with the Governor over the sad incident at St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, where 41 people were killed and several others injured.

In his response, Governor Akeredolu appreciated Obi and his entourage for finding time to visit him.

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Akeredolu, who said what happened on June 5 at St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, was horrendous, also described the sad incident as unexpected and uncommon, especially in the Southern part of the country.

On the death of his mother, the Governor said she would surely be missed even though she left at the ripe age of 90 years

He expressed joy that all of her late mother’s children survived her, saying she would be given a glorious and befitting burial.

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