Former Oyo State Governor, Alao-Akala, Dies!


The former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, is dead.

Late Alao-Akala


Alao-Akala’s death was confirmed by the spokesperson of his party, APC, Olatunde Abdulazeez.


The Ogbomoso-born politician was 71 years old.


A source close to the former governor said that Alao-Akala, who had been battling a terminal ailment, died Wednesday in his room in Ogbomoso, his country home.


Alao-Akala, a former police officer, was the governor of Oyo State between 2007 and 2011.


Before he became governor, he was deputy to a former governor, Rashidi Ladoja, between 2003 and 2006, before Ladoja was controversially impeached which consequently made him (Alao-Akala) the acting governor for eleven months.