2023 Elections: What Akeredolu Said On Armed Forces Remembrance Day Event
Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, while delivering a speech on the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, stated that the selfless services of the gallant force men cannot be quantified.
Naija News reports that Akeredolu spoke on Sunday at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Region 22 in Akure, the state capital, to commemorate Nigeria’s fallen heroes.
In his address, Akeredolu, who raised concerns about the forthcoming 2023 elections, reiterated that for equality and fairness, Nigeria’s next president must come from the Southern part of the country.
Speaking on the major event, the governor said that the celebration was marked to rekindle interest in the affairs of the families, dependants and relations of Nigerians who lost their lives in wars and peacekeeping operations across the globe.
Akeredolu said: “I am equally mindful of the fact that several security challenges have claimed the lives of many of our great officers and soldiers.
“Indeed, the selfless services of our men in this noble profession to ensuring national cohesion and global peace cannot be quantified.
“The annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration is, therefore, to honour our departed war heroes and veterans and appreciate those still alive, particularly those that had suffered various deprivations in the cause of their duties and operations.
“I wish to reiterate that the annual celebration will not be complete without creating an avenue for us to thank God for how far he had led us as a nation and as a state.
“This solemn service is equally an opportunity to commit the dependants of the departed heroes and those amongst them that are still alive, into God’s hands.”