A former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, has died at the age of 71.
A source disclosed that Akala died at his Ogbomosho home on Wednesday due to what a source described as “cardiac arrest.”
Recall that the former governor served as the Deputy Governor of Oyo State from May 2003 to January 2006. Following the impeachment of then-incumbent Governor (Rashidi Ladoja), Alao-Akala was sworn into office in January 2006 and served for 11 months.
In December 2006, the impeachment was overturned by the Supreme Court, and Rashidi Ladoja was reinstated.
Alao-Akala contested and won the gubernatorial election in 2007 as the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and became the executive governor of Oyo state, serving a full term till May 2011.