JUST IN: Ondo governor, Rotimi Akeredolu dies

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The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu SAN has died.

Akedolu died at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday at a German hospital where he was receiving treatment, a senior government official in Ondo State confirmed.

He died of leukemia and prostate cancer, two ailments that had made him incapacitated for several months.

However, other sources said he was managed by State House doctors until he died because he could not be flown abroad.

“Akeredolu is dead; he died in Lagos,” a reliable source told Vanguard News, adding: “They were looking for dialysis machines to be sent to his secret location in Lagos last week.”

Akeredolu had had a long battle with cancer which resulted in his inability to carry out his functions for many months.

He recently handed over power to his deputy, Lucky Adetiyewa before proceeding on another medical leave.