BREAKING: Governor Akeredolu of Ondo State Dies after Prolonged Illness

BREAKING: Governor Akeredolu of Ondo State Dies after Prolonged Illness

  • Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo state, has died after battling a prolonged illness
  • Akeredolu, who was reported to have died on Wednesday morning at the state house hospital in Lagos, was said to have died of Leukemia
  • The governor, who returned to Nigeria in September after spending three months in Germany, could not resume at his office and left his private residence in Ibadan soon to continue his treatment in Lagos journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Akure, Ondo - Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has reportedly died after suffering from a prolonged illness that took him out of the country.

According to Sahara Reporters, the governor died of prolonged leukaemia at a state house hospital in Lagos on Wednesday morning.

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is dead Photo Credit: Rotimi Akeredolu
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Governor Akeredolu died at 67

Multiple media, including Vanguard and The Nation, a cited reliable source, who confirmed the death of the governor. He passed away at 67.

“Akeredolu is dead; he died in Lagos,” the source disclosed, adding that “they were looking for dialysis machines to be sent to his secret location in Lagos last week.”

Recall that the late governor returned to Nigeria after spending over three months in Germany for medical leave.

Akeredolu's deputy takes over as acting governor

This month, Aiyedatiwa stood in as the acting governor of the Sunshine state.

After his return to Nigeria in September, the late governor stayed in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, where he had tried to govern the state. This development led to public outcry.

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On July 9, Betty, the governor's wife, suspended the lineup activities to celebrate her 70th birthday.

The first lady announced the suspension of the birthday celebration on her social media page following concerns about throwing a fanfare while her husband suffered ill health.

Ondo assembly declares Aiyedatiwa acting governor earlier reported that the Ondo state house of assembly declared Aiyedatiwa as the state's acting governor.

Olamide Oladiji, the speaker of the state house of assembly, said the move was necessary after receiving a letter of transmission of power from Akeredolu.

Oladiji explained that he would inform the house clerk of the next constitutional procedure to follow.


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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: or call 08161717844

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