Ondo Governor Akeredolu has died after a protracted battle with leukaemia

Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo State, has died.

Akeredolu died in Lagos, a family source informed SaharaReporters on Wednesday.

Because they couldn’t transport him overseas, he was maintained by State House medics until his death, according to SaharaReporters.

“Akeredolu is dead; he died in Lagos,” the source said.

“They were looking for dialysis machines to be sent to his secret location in Lagos last week.”

He was 67 years old at the time.

The ill governor returned to Nigeria in September after a three-month medical vacation in Germany and has just now begun another after President Bola Tinubu urged him to give over responsibility to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

His deputy, Aiyedatiwa, has been acting as Governor.

Following his return to Nigeria in September, Akeredolu remained in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, and attempted to run his state from there, sparking popular uproar.

On July 9, Akeredolu’s wife, Betty, announced the cancellation of festivities planned to commemorate her husband’s 70th birthday.

The Ondo first lady announced the halt of festivities on Twitter after doubts were raised about her husband’s bad health and preparations for a fanfare.

“Hello Family and Friends. This is to inform you that all activities lined up to mark my 70th birthday are hereby suspended till further notice due to unforeseen circumstances beyond my control. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this development.”

“Nevertheless, be assured that I will be celebrated in style upon my return. Thank you for your understanding. I remain Arabinrin a.k.a Ada Owere I,” she tweeted.

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“The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has leukemia, he is really down,” one of the sources in the Alagbaka Government House revealed at that time.


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