Adebayo Alao-Akala, a former governor of Oyo State, is dead.
Akala, who had been battling an undisclosed terminal ailment for a while, reportedly died in his Ogbomoso country home, on Wednesday morning, according to sources.
A top source in the All Progressives Congress (APC) who confirmed his death on Wednesday morning, 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.
Alao-Akala, who was born in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, on June 3, 1950, died at the age of 71.
The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Dr Olatunde Abdluazeez, confirmed 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 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.