Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is dead, The Global News reports.

It was learnt that the Akeredolu died on Wednesday.

The governor died at the age of  67.

According to reports, he was managed by State House doctors up to his death because they could not fly him abroad.

“Akeredolu is dead; he died in Lagos,” the source said.

“They were looking for dialysis machines to be sent to his secret location in Lagos last week.”

Here are 15 things to know about Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu

1) Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, CON was born on July 21, 1956, in Owo to Reverend J. Ola Akeredolu of the Akeredolu family and Lady Evangelist Grace B. Akeredolu of Aderoyiju family from Igbotu, Ese Odo, in Ondo State.

2) Akeredolu commenced his primary education at a government school in Owo. His secondary education took him to Aquinas College, Akure, Loyola College, Ibadan, and Ayetoro Comprehensive High School for his Higher School Certificate. Subsequently, he pursued a degree in law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), graduating in 1977.

3) Akeredolu, a Nigerian lawyer and politician, held the distinguished title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). In 2008, he assumed the presidency of the Nigerian Bar Association.

4) He was also a Managing Partner at the law firm of Olujinmi & Akeredolu, which he co-founded with Chief Akin Olujinmi, a former Attorney General and Minister for Justice of Nigeria.

6) Akeredolu was appointed Attorney General of Ondo State from 1997 to 1999.

7) Akeredolu secured the ticket to represent the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2016 elections for governor. On Sunday, 27 November 2016, he won the keenly contested 2016 Ondo State gubernatorial election.

8) He was sworn in as Ondo governor on February 24, 2017.

9) Akeredolu was the chairman of Southwest and Southern Governors.

10) He won re-election for a second term, defeating PDP Eyitayo Jegede, ZLP Agboola Ajayi, and several minor party candidates.

11) He reportedly died of leukemia on Wednesday 27th December, 2023.

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