Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has reacted to the death of Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala who died in the early hours of Wednesday in Igbomoso, Oyo State. Sources close to the Alao-Akala family confirmed the death of the former Oyo State governor who was 71 years old at the time of death.
Seyi Makinde who also confirmed the death, dropped the hint when he was called to deliver a goodwill message at an ongoing interfaith prayers for Oyo workers. The Governor, who said he got the news at the event, only called for a minute silence.
He had also ordered the ongoing programme be brought to an abrupt end as a sign of respect to one of his predecessors.
Until his death, Otunba Alao Akala was the chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Alao-Akala became the executive governor of Oyo state in 2007 after he contested and won the gubernatorial election as the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), serving a full term till May 2011.
Report has it that he came back from Abuja last night and died while he was sleeping. Another source said the convoy of the former Governor had already been rolled out for a trip to Ibadan before the incident. The source said concern was raised when the former Governor, who was expected to join the convoy, didn’t come out, forcing some of the aides to rush into the house where he was confirmed dead. The actual source of his death is yet to be known.