Former Oyo State Governor, Alao-Akala, Dies!

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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.