The Presidential candidate of the Labour party, Peter Obi has said that the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu represents what Nigerians desire at the moment, a leader who speaks the truth at all times, no matter the consequences.
Obi disclosed this on Tuesday during a condolence visit to the Governor at the Presidential Lodge, Government House, Alagbaka, Akure.
The Presidential candidate said that the Governor deserves to be appreciated for always standing up for the people, emphasising that things are bad in the Nation because people choose to remain silent.
Obi urged Governor Akeredolu to continue to take every necessary step to protect his people, adding that the Governor is doing the right thing.
He said; “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.”
“Arm those special security people. Take every step to protect your people. It is important and it is your duty. I’m happy that you are always speaking out when necessary. May God Almighty continue to be with you and bless all of you.”
Peter Obi also offered the Governor his condolences on the passing of his mother Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu, JP and prayed to God to grant her eternal rest.
CEOAFRICA had reported that Governor Akeredolu had called out the Federal Government for not approving arms for the Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun), while approving for its equivalent in Katsina State.