The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has been reported dead after a prolonged battle with Leukaemia.
According to a family source who spoke with SaharaReporters on Wednesday, Governor Akeredolu died in Lagos at the age of 67.
It was learned that Akeredolu was managed by State House doctors up to his death because they could not fly him abroad.
The source said: “Akeredolu is dead; he died in Lagos.
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“They were looking for dialysis machines to be sent to his secret location in Lagos last week.”
ADULAWO News recalls that the ailing governor returned to Nigeria in September following a three-month medical leave in Germany and refused to travel to Akure, the Ondo State capital to resume office.
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Instead, Akeredolu stayed in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and tried to govern his state from there, leading to public outrage and calls for him to resign from office over his incapacity to resume work as governor.
In November, Governor Akeredolu recently proceeded on another leave after he was directed by President Bola Tinubu to hand over power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.