Aiyedatiwa declared a three-day mourning period, acknowledging the gravity of the situation. Before assuming the governorship, two of Akeredolu’s aides, Dare Aragbaye and Richard Olatunde, resigned from their positions. The mood in the state secretariat was somber, and condolences poured in from political leaders across the country.
Various political figures expressed sadness over Akeredolu’s demise, highlighting his contributions and lauding his leadership. President Tinubu, governors from different states, the Ooni of Ife, and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress all conveyed their grief.
The death of Akeredolu has left a significant void in the state and the nation as a whole, with many lamenting his untimely passing. As a politician known for his dedication to the people and unwavering commitment, Akeredolu’s absence will undoubtedly be deeply felt.