Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

Owo massacre: Ondo cancels June 12 Democracy Day celebration

Following the terror attack on worshipers at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo last week Sunday, the Ondo State government has decided to cancel this year’s Democracy Day celebrations on June 12.

“The cancellation is to enable the entire people of Ondo State mourn their loved ones who lost their lives in the horrific attack,” said Richard Olatunde, the governor’s Chief Press Secretary.

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had previously ordered that all flags in the state be flown at half-staff for seven days in honour of the terror attack victims.

Meanwhile, Nobel laureate and renowned playwright Prof. Wole Soyinka claims that the attack on the Owo St Francis Catholic Church was aimed at Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for demonstrating leadership in the fight for internal liberation.

Soyinka was in Akure over the weekend to pay his condolences to the governor following the terrorist attack.

“Akeredolu was targeted, there is no doubt about that,” he claims. It wasn’t an accident, and it’s giving the rest of us a massage.

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“That’s why I’ve come.” I’d like to inform the Governor that we’ve received the message.”

Governor Akeredolu thanked the Nobel Laureate for his condolence visit, saying the state would be forever grateful.

“He has dedicated his life to this cause, and I thank God for his life.” The state wishes to express its gratitude for taking the time to visit during this difficult time.

“It’s as if a dagger has been thrust into our hearts, and it’s an assault on our psyche.” The psyche of those of us who live in the Southwest and Western regions of the United States.

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“I believe they believe they can instill fear in us, but they’ve made a mistake because this will only strengthen our resolve to condemn their actions.” And we’re not going to hide it.”

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