The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has stated that he plans to pursue a career in gospel music after leaving office in 2024.
Akeredolu had this epiphany on Thursday while attending the “Triumphant Power” Deeper Christian Life Ministry crusade at the Ondo Anglican Grammar School on Ife Road in Ondo State.
The governor went on to say that his victory in the 2019 gubernatorial election was merely a miracle, requiring neither human nor financial resources.
“Thank God that I was able to listen to a great evangelist from America. He evangelized with music and when I listened to him, I was so convinced that God, sparing my life, as I leave Ondo state as governor, I will master my piano the most and I will be one of the crusaders in a manner he has done on his own,” he said.
“I love to sing a lot and I have enjoyed the Ondo Battalion choir. When they were trooping out, I said to the SSG who sat beside me that these are a whole group of people that I couldn’t have despised them more than the Ondo battalion choir.”
In November 2011, Akeredolu was among a crowd of aspirants to be Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) candidate for Governor of Ondo State in the 2013 elections.During an interview that month, Akeredolu said that he had become well known and respected as president of the Bar, and described himself as a progressive.
If elected, his priorities would include agricultural development, fish farming for export, improvements to education, jobs for youths and improved roads.
He would provide free education and primary health care. He was in favor of increased subsidies and greater local control over public spending.
On 28 July 2012, On Akeredolu was selected as the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) candidate for Governor of Ondo State during the ACN congress in Akure.