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

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

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

Unconfirmed source said the former Governor died on Wednesday morning in his sleep.

Another source said the convoy of the former Governor had already been rolled out for a trip to Ibadan before the incident.

The source said concern was raised when the former Governor, who was expected to join the convoy, didn’t come out, forcing some of the aides to rush into the house where he was confirmed dead.

The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Dr Olatunde Abdluazeez, said 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.”

Alao-Akala was 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.

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