Just In: Ondo Governor Akeredolu Dies At 67

Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo State governor, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, aged 67.

Ondo State sources told FIJ Akeredolu’s death was confirmed by senior government officials.

The former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) died at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday at a German hospital where he was receiving treatment.

Reports about his health challenge headlined the news in June, with claims that he was receiving treatment for leukemia yet refused to officially transfer power to his deputy as required by the constitution.

He would later embark on a three-month medical leave to Germany that same June.

Akeredolu became the governor of the state on February 24, 2017. He won his second-term re-election bid and was sworn in in February 2021.


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