Former Oyo State governor Alao-Akala is dead

A former Governor of Oyo State Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala is dead.

Sources close to the Alao-Akala family confirmed the death of the former Oyo State governor and deputy governor.

Alao-Akala was aged 71 years old.

He served as the Deputy Governor of Oyo State from May 2003 to January 2006. Following the impeachment of then-incumbent Governor (Rashidi Ladoja), Alao-Akala was sworn into office in January 2006 and served for 11 months.

In December 2006, the impeachment was overturned by the Supreme Court, and Rashidi Ladoja was reinstated.

Alao-Akala contested and won the gubernatorial election in 2007 as the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and became the executive governor of Oyo state, serving a full term till May 2011.

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