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BREAKING: Former Oyo State Governor, Alao-Akala, dies at 71

Adebayo Alao Akala, a former governor of Oyo State is dead. He was the governor of the state between 2007 and 2011.

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

Details of his death remained unknown as of the time of filing this report. However, top source in the All Progressives Congress (APC) confirmed his death to OnlinePikin on Wednesday morning, saying he died in his room at his country home in Ogbomoso. “The news of his death is out. He did his best for the state. May his soul rest in peace,” the publicity secretary of the state’s APC said.

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.

Alao-Akala had his elementary school at Osupa Baptist Day School, Ogbomoso before proceeding to Kamina Barracks Middle School, 5th Battalion of Infantry in Tamale, Ghana.

On January 8, 2022, Prof Taibat Danmole, his daughter who was a lecturer at the Lagos State University (LASU), also died.


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