The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has passed away

Governor Akeredolu

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has passed away, according to information received by SaharaReporters from a family source on Wednesday. The source disclosed that Akeredolu died in Lagos and was under the care of State House doctors until his demise, as he couldn’t be flown abroad. The governor, aged 67, returned to Nigeria in September following a three-month medical leave in Germany. Recently, after being directed by President Bola Tinubu to hand over power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, he proceeded on another leave.

After returning to Nigeria, Akeredolu stayed in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to govern his state, which sparked public outrage. Additionally, as reported on Twitter, his wife, Betty, suspended activities planned for her 70th birthday due to unforeseen circumstances related to her husband’s health. SaharaReporters had previously reported in January that Akeredolu was being treated for leukaemia, a cancer of the blood characterized by an abnormal increase in white blood cells. This condition hinders the body’s ability to fight infections and can present symptoms like weakness, bruising, infections, and bone pain. Treatment for leukaemia can vary depending on the type and other contributing factors.

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