Akeredolu at 67: Celebrating a man of immense grace, courage – Media aide



The rarest and most valuable of all gifts from nature is the grace of God. It’s an awe-inspiring gift that surpasses human comprehension and calculation. The grace of God knows no bounds. It is not confined by time or space; instead, it is a gift freely offered, attainable with personal moderation and God-given wisdom.




The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, is a man who truly embodies God’s unending Grace. His life and leadership epitomise the transformative power of God’s grace and the indomitable spirit of courage. The coveted Grace of God in his life has always strengthened his resolve to push forward even in challenging moments.



Despite his strong will, courage, and sincerity, Mr. Governor has adeptly navigated the murky waters of politics with an open mind. He possesses a pure heart that harbours no malice. He is an unpretentious leader who fearlessly speaks his mind, no matter whose ox is gored.



Governor Akeredolu’s journey to the pinnacle of political leadership is a testament to the divine hand guiding his steps. He has weathered the storms of life with unwavering faith, a virtue that has been the cornerstone of his rise to prominence.


In addition to the reflection of God’s Grace in the leadership and achievements of this Governor in Ondo State, the divine gift of Grace has also been manifested in the way he surmounted challenges along the way. Aketi remained grounded in his belief in a higher purpose and unwavering trust in God’s plan for his life.



God’s grace shines brightly in Governor Akeredolu’s tenure as a leader. This is evident in the transformative changes he has brought to his state. Under his stewardship, Ondo State has witnessed an era of unprecedented development, marked by improved infrastructure, educational development , and a surge in economic opportunities. His governance is an embodiment of God’s grace in action, turning obstacles into stepping stones and adversity into triumph.



Governor Akeredolu’s courage has been a defining trait in every aspect of governance. Fearlessly taking on challenges that many deemed too daunting, he has broken barriers and charted a path to progress. His courage extends beyond his professional life and seeps into his personal convictions as he champions causes for the common good, even in the face of resistance.



The Governor’s unwavering commitment to justice, equality, and the welfare of his people is a reflection of the fortitude that emanates from deep within his soul. In his six years in government, Governor Akeredolu has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability, and ethical leadership. His integrity serves as a guiding light for those around him, inspiring a new generation of leaders to emulate his noble example.



In an era marked by skepticism and cynicism, his principled approach to governance is a beacon of hope, reminding us all that leadership with integrity is not only possible but also vital.



In times of crisis, Governor Akeredolu’s faith and courage have shone even brighter. Whether facing economic challenges, Covid-19 pandemic, or other emergencies, his leadership has been marked by compassion, resilience, and determination. He has shown the world that a leadership anchored in faith and courage can overcome even the most formidable challenges.


As Governor Akeredolu continues to lead with grace and courage, his life becomes a living testimony to the transformative power of divine favour and unyielding bravery. His legacy extends far beyond political accomplishments, as he has become a symbol of hope for those who dare to dream and aspire to serve the people.


Today, we celebrate this man of grace and courage on the occasion of his 67th birthday. May God Almighty continue to guide and guard him always.


Congratulations to the Governor of Ondo State till 2025 and our national leader, father and mentor till old age. Once again, the Grace of God over his life has put detractors and men of unbridled ambitions to shame. We join in singing songs of victory. It’s a happy day!


Congratulations, Mr. Governor.


Richard Olatunde

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State.

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