Rotimi Akeredolu Cause of Death, Age, Family, Net Worth - Naija News 247

Rotimi Akeredolu Cause of Death, Age, Family, Net Worth

Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu CON SAN was a Nigerian lawyer and politician who served as governor of Ondo State from 24 February 2017 until his death on 27 December 2023 after a prolonged battle with leukemia.


Name:Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu
Age:67 years
Wife:Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu
Date of Birth:21 July 1956
Nationality:Ondo State
Net Worth:$5 million

His adopted prefix was “Arakunrin”, while his nickname was “Aketi”. He was a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) who became president of the Nigerian Bar Association in 2008. Akeredolu was also a Managing Partner at the law firm of Olujinmi & Akeredolu, which he co-founded with Chief Akin Olujinmi, a former Attorney General and Minister for Justice of Nigeria. On 21 July 2020, he was declared as the Ondo governorship candidate after the primary elections under the platform of the APC. During his time as the governor of Ondo State, he also doubled as the chairman of Southwest Governors’ Forum, a forum consisting of governors of the Southwest Nigerian states.


Rotimi Akeredolu Cause of Death

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has passed away at the age of 67 after an extended struggle with leukaemia.

The ailing governor who died on Wednesday had been under the care of State House doctors until his demise, unable to seek medical treatment abroad due to the severity of his condition.

The Ondo state governor began his medical leave on December 13, 2023, as part of his ongoing treatment, according to Richard Olatunde, the chief press secretary.

In his absence, Deputy Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa assumed the role of acting governor, leading to tensions between the governor’s loyalists and the deputy.

Akeredolu, absent from Ondo since June 2023, reportedly received further treatment in Ibadan, Oyo state, while overseeing state affairs from there.

The governor’s press secretary emphasized Akeredolu’s commitment to prioritizing his health and ensuring a full recovery before resuming his gubernatorial duties.

Akeredolu, who returned to Nigeria in September after a three-month medical leave in Germany, has been operating from Ibadan, prompting concerns among stakeholders and sparking a political crisis addressed by President Bola Tinubu.

He was a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), and former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

His tenure as governor followed re-election as the state governor in October 2020 and was sworn in for a second term in office in February 2021.

Rotimi Akeredolu Wife

He married to Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu.

Rotimi Akeredolu Net Worth

Rotimi Akeredolu had an estimated net worth of over $5 Million.

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