Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

By Sola Ojewusi

The Akeredolu family, led by the late Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, has said that it received with profound sadness and disbelief the news of the passing of Dr. Paul Akintelure early this morning.

Dr. Akintelure who was a longstanding friend of the family since his joint gubernatorial bid with Governor Akeredolu in 2012 under the defunct ACN party, was said by the Akeredolus as having left behind a legacy of friendship and service.

In a statement released today by Richard Olatunde, Late Governor Akeredolu’s CPS, the family expressed their deep sorrow, describing Dr. Akintelure’s death as an irreparable loss that has left a painful void in their hearts. They also emphasized the significant impact of his passing on the political landscape, highlighting his role as a respected figure within the progressive community.

“Dr. Akintelure was not only a highly esteemed medical professional but also a dedicated philanthropist and community leader. His commitment to service and principled approach to politics earned him admiration and respect from all who knew him,” the statement read.

The family recounted Dr. Akintelure’s recent presence at the funeral of their patriarch, where he shared cherished moments with Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, further deepening their sense of loss.

“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the people of Ikale Land, the entire Ondo State community, the APC, and our esteemed President, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who knew and loved Dr. Akintelure during this difficult time,” the statement continued.

As they come to terms with this tragic loss, the Akeredolu family say it seeks solace in the hope that Dr. Akintelure finds eternal peace in the arms of the Almighty.

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