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JUST IN: Ex-Oyo governor, Alao-Akala is dead

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A former governor of Oyo State, Christopher Alao-Akala, is dead.

Alao-Akala, who was born in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, on June 3, 1950, died at the age of 71.

Alao-Akala was a former police officer and a former Deputy Governor to Chief Rashidi Ladoja.

He became governor when Ladoja was impeached.

He was a candidate of the ADP in the 2019 governorship election in Oyo State before defecting to the APC.

Details of his death remained sketchy as of the time of filing this report.

But the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Dr Olatunde Abdluazeez, told our correspondent that “the news of his death is out.”

He said, “The news of his death is out. He did his best for the state. May his soul rest in peace.”

Kayode Adelowokan

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