Complete Biography of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN (Aketi), his Early life, Net worth, Awards, Secret Cults, Associations, Family and Careers

This is a complete biography of Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN - Executive Governor of Ondo State. This article will introduce you to his early life, net worth, secret cults and associations, Personal life, awards and careers. 

Full Biography of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN (Aketi), his Early life, Net worth, Awards, Secret Cults, Associations, Family and Careers
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN | Image credit: Facebook @Rotimi Akeredolu Aketi

Introduction to Oluwarotimi Oduayo Akeredolu's life:

"Arakunrin", as his adopted prefix to Rotimi Akeredolu is the incumbent governor of Ondo state, he has been ruling Ondo State since his winning of the 2016 gubernatorial election.

The 67-year-old is a popular politician in Nigeria, popularly known with the alias name - "Aketi." He is the father of 4 and husband to Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu - Ondo State First Lady.

Quick synopsis of Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (SAN):

  • Full name: Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu
  • Prefix: Arakunrin
  • Titles: Commander of the Order of Niger (CON), Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN)
  • Nickname: Aketi
  • Date of birth: July 21, 1956
  • Age: 67 years as at 2022
  • Place of birth/state of origin: Owo, Ondo state, South-West, Nigeria
  • Course of study: Law 
  • Parents: Reverend J. Ola Akeredolu of the Akeredolu family and Lady Evangelist Grace. B. Akeredolu of Aderoyiju family.
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Spouse: Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu (wife)
  • Children: Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (jnr), Dr. Teniola Akeredolu, Mrs. Yejide Runsewe and Babajide Akeredolu.
  • Occupation: Lawyer and politician. 
  • Properties: About 15 fleet of cars including 2 670LXE Jeeps valued at #1.5 billion. 
  • Net Worth: $10 M
  • Political Party: All Progressives Congress, APC (2013 - Present)
  • Other political party affiliations: Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN (before 2013)
  • Alma mater: University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State.
  • Website: aketi.org

Early Life of Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN:

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was born to the families of Reverend J. Ola Akeredolu of the Akeredolu family in Owo, and Lady Evangelist Grace. B. Akeredolu of Aderoyiju family of Igbotu in Ese Odo local Government Area of Ondo State, South-West, Nigeria; on 21st July, 1956. 

Educational background of Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN:

He attended Government school at Owo for his primary school, and Aquinas college, Akure.

For his secondary school, he attended Loyola College, Ibadan and a comprehensive high school, Ayetoro.

He then went on to the University of Ife, now called Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; where he pursued degree in Law. He graduated from the University of Ife in 1977, then called to the Nigerian Bar in 1978. 

Advocating career of Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN:

Arakunrin Akeredolu was appointed the Attorney General of Ondo State between 1997 and 1999. 

In 1998, he became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and also appointed the Chairman of the Legal Aid Council between 2005 and 2006. Although he was faced with allegations of corruption from the petition filed on him called "complaints against your fraudulent manifestations, violation of NBA" in 2009, by the NBA's third vice president, welfare secretary and assistant financial secretary, he triumphed as the allegations were reviewed and dropped by the executive council of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA.

The Nigerian Bar Association in 2012 named its new secretariat in Abuja after him, with the NBA president citing the rationale as a need for "generational identification and recognition of those who had contributed immensely to the development of the association. The sheer courage for him (Akeredolu) to go through the rigour is a testimony to his selfless service."

Political career of Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN:

In 2011, Akeredolu vyed and contested for the governorship position of Ondo state amongst many others under Action Congress of Nigeria, in the 2013 gubernetorial election. On July 28 2012, he was picked as the official candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria in Akure to run for the 2013 gubernatorial election. Although, he lost in the 2013 gubernatorial election of Ondo state to the incumbent governor; (Dr.) Olusegun Mimiko, he never backed down as his vision of triumph nevertheless died. 

On September 3, 2016, he was again awarded party's ticket to once again represent the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2016 Ondo state gubernatorial election. 

On November 27, 2016, he was declared the winner of the 2016 gubernatorial election in Ondo state, having Hon. Alfred Agboola Ajayi as his deputy.

His political career didn't end here as he also won in 2020, which ushered him in for his  2nd term with help from many social group of individuals. Following the rift between him and his former deputy - Ajayi, in 29 July, 2020; he picked Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa as his running mate for the Ondo State 2020 governorship election

Personal life and hobbies of Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN:

Akeredolu is a Christian and is happily married to Her Excellency, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu. The marriage is blessed with four children {find names of Children on his synopsis}.

His hobbies includes: playing lawn tennis, reading, singing and dancing. He is also popular of singing and dancing to "kegite" songs - local songs at the palmwine joint. 

Watch some of his dance steps when the Court declared him Winner in the 2020 Governorship Election in Ondo State. Case: Jegede vs Akeredolu. Video credited: VoiceTV.

Net worth of Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN:

The net worth of Governor Oluwarotimi  Akeredolu SAN has been estimated by many rankings; from Google, Forbes, IMDb and even Wikipedia. He's believed to have a whooping net worth of $3 - $5 million before becoming the Executive governor of Ondo state, but now has his net worth ranging between $5 - $10 million, with lots of undisclosed properties home and abroad.

Awards of Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN:

Arakunrin Akeredolu has received numerous recognitions and awards which include the following below:
  • Obafemi Awolowo university alumni association, Ibadan Branch Merit award – 1994.
  • Sport writer’s association of Nigeria, oyo state chapter, legal adviser award-1995.
  • NBA award in recognition of confer remedy of the rank of Senior advocate of Nigeria-1998.
  • Loyola College, Ibadan old Boys association, Alumni Merit award.
  • Law student society, OAU, Award of merit as advocate of repute.
  • Quatar law forum award of global leader in law-2009.
  • Nigeria legal awards, 2010- life achievement award and many more.

Association and secret cults of Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN:

There are speculations and rumours that the Ondo State Governor - Oluwarotimi Akeredolu could be a member of secret cults unknown to the general public, but here are some of his associations:
  • Member, Nigeria Bar Association, NBA
  • Member, Kegite Club International, KCI 
  • Member, Nigeria Governors' Forum, NGF
  • Chairman, South-West Governors' Forum, SWGF
  • Member, All Progressives Congress Party, APC.

Social media accounts of Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN:

He uses many social media accounts, ranging from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. His handles include: Rotimi Akeredolu Aketi, RotimiAkeredolu and @rotimiaketi respectively. He currently has 116k followers on his Verified Twitter account as at March, 2023.

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