Just In: Tears as Ondo Governorship Aspirant, Akintelure Dies A Month To APC Primary Election

  • The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, has lost a popular politician and governorship aspirant, Paul Akintelure
  • It was gathered that the governorship aspirant passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, March 26, 2024
  • Akintelure died after raising concerns about threats to his life and a month before the APC primary election

TheTalk.NG journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Akure, Ondo state – A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Paul Akintelure, has passed away.

Akintelure died in the early hours of Tuesday, March 26, 2024, about a month from the APC governorship primary election scheduled for April 25.

Ondo governorship aspirant, Akintelure is deadAkintelure died in the early hours of Tuesday, March 26, 2024
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He hailed from Igbotako, Okitipupa local government area of Ondo state.

As reported by Vanguard, Akintelure had before his death raised concerns about both direct and indirect threats to his life.

His spokesperson, Oladapo Akintelure, had in a statement on Thursday, March 21, 2023, quoted the late politician as saying:

“Initially, I hope, these incidents would dissipate over time, yet regrettably, they have escalated to pose a serious threat to my life”

“The threats against me only strengthen my resolve to stand up for what is right and just. I will not allow fear to dictate our path forward.”

The medical doctor was the deputy governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) with the late Rotimi Akeredolu in 2012.

They lost the election to Olusegun Mimiko, the then-incumbent governor and Labour Party flagbearer

Akintelure also contested and lost the senatorial election against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate

Ondo 2024: Aiyedatiwa Declares Gov’ship Bid

Meanwhile, TheTalk.NG reported that Ondo State Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa officially announced his candidacy for the November 16 gubernatorial election.

Surrounded by supporters and loyalists, he declared his intention in a lively atmosphere at the Gani Fawehinmi Arcade in Akure. Aiyedatiwa, who assumed office on December 27, 2023, after Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s passing, will vie for the APC governorship ticket in an upcoming primary scheduled for April.

During the event, Aiyedatiwa expressed his intention to keep the governorship position, aiming to carry on the work of his predecessor, especially in improving the welfare of the populace, advancing infrastructure, and ensuring the state’s security.

Source: TheTalk.NG

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