Alao-Akala Former Oyo state governor dies at 71

Former Governor of Oyo State, Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, is dead. He was aged 72.

Akala who died Wednesday morning was said to be battling diabetes for a long time.

Akala, also known as Omo Iya Alaro, 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.

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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 under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and became the Executive Governor of Oyo state, serving a full term till May 2011.

As a Police Officer, he rose from the position of Station Officer in the Nigeria Police to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police.

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