JUST IN: Former Governor of Oyo State Alao-Akala Dies at 71

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A former Governor of Oyo state and candidate of the ADP in 2019 Governorship election in Oyo state. Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala is dead.

Alao-Akala 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 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.

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