Wednesday, 12 January 2022 11:29

Alao-Akala, ex-Oyo governor, is dead

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Christopher Alao-Akala, a former Governor of Oyo State, is dead.

Details of his death are sketchy but sources close to the politician confirmed the tragic incident.

The politician, who had been battling terminal ailment for a while, died in his Ogbomoso country home Wednesday morning, according to sources.

A top source in the All Progressives Congress (APC) who confirmed his death said he died in his room.

“It is true that Oga is dead. He died in the early hours of Wednesday in his room in Ogbomoso. He was full of life last night. In fact, I heard he was playing with his children before he went to bed. We are in a mourning mood now,” he said.

Akala was governor of the state between 2007 and 2011.

Born on June 3, 1950, at Ogbomoso in the Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State, 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.

This is the third known death of a prominent Ogbomosho native in a month.

On December 12, 2021, Oladunni Oyewumi, the Soun of Ogbomoso, passed on.

On January 8, 2022, Taibat Danmole, his daughter who was a professor of education at Lagos State University (LASU), also died.

The deceased was married to another university don, Hakeem Danmole, who is the Dean College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin.

 

Daily Trust