Former Oyo State Governor, Alao Akala Is Dead
Former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Christopher Alao Akala has been reported dead.
The politician who is also a former police officer died on Wednesday in his hometown of Ogbomoso at the age of 71 having been born on 3rd June, 1950.
Naija News reports Akala was the Governor of Oyo State between 2007 and 2011 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Before he became Governor, Alao-Akala served as the Deputy Governor of Oyo State from May 2003 to January 2006 but emerged Governor in January 2006 following the impeachment of Governor Rashidi Ladoja.
He remained in office until December 2006 when the Supreme Court reinstated Ladoja.
He was the candidate of the ADP in the 2019 Governorship election in Oyo State which was eventually won by Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Meanwhile, the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the death of a former Governor of the state, Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala.
Taking to his micro-blogging page, Twitter, Governor Makinde on Wednesday in a statement said he joins the people of Oyo State in mourning the former Governor.
Reacting to Akala’s demise, Makinde revealed that he has directed flags in Oyo State to fly at half-mast in honour of the former Governor.
He described the late Akala as an illustrious son of Oyo State whose contributions to the development of the state won’t be forgotten.