Cheering during Aiyedatiwa’s swearing-in disrespectful to Akeredolu – Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle

Actor Patrick Doyle has said that those who cheered during the swearing-in of Lucky Aiyedatiwa as Ondo state governor disrespected the former governor Rotimi Akeredolu who died on Wednesday.

The swearing-in took place on Wednesday at the Government House, Alagbaka in Akure administered by the chief judge, Justice Olusegun Odusola.

Speaking about the event in a post via Facebook on Thursday, Patrick Doyle berated those who openly expressed their excitement and cheers at the event, saying that their actions were disrespectful to the deceased.

He wrote: “Who were the buffoons who were cheering or jeering as the Ondo State acting governor was taking his oath of office as the substantive governor? It ought to have been a sombre affair with a few key officials present. The cheering mob were extremely disrespectful of the departed governor and what ought to be the mood of the state.”

Akeredolu, according to the state government, died of prostate cancer.

“It is with a heavy heart that I accept this honorous responsibility of taking over the reins of governance and affairs of our state after the unfortunate loss and passing of our beloved governor and leader and my dear principal Arakurin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu,” Aiyedatiwa said in his opening remarks as the number one citizen of the state.

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“Today’s event has placed a burden on all of us to stay together as one because we have to onerous responsibility to continue to sustain the legacies of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, which was good governance.

“We now have the responsibility to complete them. It is necessary for us to acknowledge with pride, the wonderful achievements and legacies of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN, CON.”