I wish Asiwaju Tinubu longer life to serve Nigeria —Akeredolu

…….As he celebrates Solanke at 89.


Akeredolu Celebrates Tinubu @69, Says He Is Legendary

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, has described the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as legendary, saying he is undoubtedly, a famous person and many stories can be told about him.

“Asiwaju, the Jagaban Borgu can best be described as a man of many parts. Tinubu’s foresight in hunting for talents and leaders, particularly, those around him, has projected him to the admiration of many in the country and beyond”, Governor Akeredolu said.

Recalling the roles of the APC National leader in the enthronement of democracy in the Nation, Governor Akeredolu noted that his efforts and dedication to the development of the country will remain indelible in the annals of Nigeria.

Tinubu touches are all encompassing, long-lasting and inexorably memorable. He has been part of every development in the country. He has traveled so wide in the political journey of Nigeria much so that his personal sacrifices and political experiences have been consciously deployed for the benefit of Nigeria. Asiwaju still stands tall, desirous to offer more for the gains of the people of this country.

Undoubteldy, Jagaban remains a leader of leaders and a political colossus providing ladder of choices for promising leaders to grow and enrich national growth. His selfless service to the nation and his doggedness and exemplary leadership are worthy of celebrating at a time like this.

While congratulating the APC chieftain, Governor Akeredolu said as a symbol of consistency and loyalty in party politics, Tinubu has remained committed to the tenets and ethos of progressive politics with unwavering commitment and dedication for decades.

At 69, Asiwaju as he advances in age, requires our prayers for God’s endless Grace and Favour. We must thank God for his life and pray that the Almighty God will grant him sound health, longer life and more wisdom to serve his country and humanity.


Richard Olatunde
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State.

March 28, 2021.


Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, has celebrated the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Folake Solanke, SAN, as she clocks 89 tomorrow.

This is even as the Governor joined other eminent legal professionals, particularly, Lawyers at the law firm of Olujimi & Akeredolu on Sunday at an evening of Grand Celebration to honour six members of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ibadan branch who were recently elevated into the prestigious status of Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN.

The honourees who include Professor Oyelowo Oyewo, (SAN), Mrs Funmi Quadri (SAN), Nureini Soladoye Jimoh, (SAN), Oluwaseun Abimbola, (SAN ), Isiaka Olagunju, (SAN) and Musibau Adetunbi, (SAN) were among the Seventy-two lawyers who were admitted into the Inner Bar by the Supreme Court’s Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) late last year.

In his toast ,Governor Akeredolu who is the Patron of Ibadan Branch of NBA, described the six honourees as great men and women who have served the bar with their might.

While wishing them continued exploits in law practice, the Governor enjoined the honourees to continue to remain on the side of law and justice.

A co-partner of Olujimi & Akeredolu who is a former Attorney General of the Federation & Honourable Minister of Justice, Chief Akinlolu Olujimi,SAN, said the calling of the honourees into the inner bar put greater responsibilities on their shoulders and as such must live to the expectations of their respective callings.

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