Christopher Adebiyi Alao-Akala, a former governor of Oyo State is dead.
The 72-year-old Alao-Akala, a native of Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State had been reported to have been battling with an ailment before his demise on Wednesday.
He had served as the Deputy Governor of Oyo State from May 2003 to January 2006 and was formerly a police officer.
He was sworn in as governor of the state following the impeachment of the incumbent governor Rashidi Ladoja. Alao-Akala was sworn into office in January 2006 and served for 11 months.
Governor Ladoja was later reinstated following a Supreme Court ruling. Alao-Akala ran for the election 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.
He was also the candidate of the ADP in the 2019 governorship election in the state.