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Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu Is Dead

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Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, is dead

The governor, aged 67, died on Wednesday morning after a prolonged health battle according to a family source who confirmed this to newsmen.

Akeredolu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ex-President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), and Ex-Attorney General of Ondo State was a second-term governor before his death.

The governor had to be flown abroad for treatment for his medical condition in June and had returned to Nigeria in September after months overseas but stayed in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

As his health worsened, Akeredolu was under intense pressure from opposition parties and activists to resign or hand over power to his Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in line with the 1999 constitution.

Eventually, the governor transmitted power to Aiyedatiwa in early December when he embarked on another medical leave to Germany, the second in 2023.

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