BREAKING: APC Governorship Aspirants In Ondo State Is Dead

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One of the frontline governorship aspirants of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ondo State, southwest Nigeria, Paul Akintelure is dead.

Paul Akintelure cause of death:
Akintelure, a medical doctor, was said to have passed on in the early hours of Tuesday, during a brief illness in Lagos. The state Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Alex Kalejaiye, confirmed the news of his death to PUNCH.

The details of the death were yet to be revealed.

“It is true, I can confirm it. We will issue a statement about it shortly.” the APC spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, Newsone reports that Akintelure had raised worries about both direct and indirect threats to his life before his death. He had expressed hope that the situation would improve over time.

On Thursday, March 21, 2023, Akintelure said, “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.

“Let us embrace peace, progress, and unity. Our collective strength lies in our standing together as one, regardless of our differences.”

Recall Akintelure ran as the deputy governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) with Rotimi Akeredolu (the incumbent Ondo State governor) against Olusegun Mimiko, the then Labour Party flag bearer, who won the election.

Earlier, he had contested the senatorial election against the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, but he was defeated.

The late Paul Akintelure was a medical doctor from Igbotako, Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.

This development comes as the build-up to the Ondo governorship election gathers momentum.

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