Alao Akala, Ex Governor of Oyo State is dead.Adunni Adetola
He was said to have died in his sleep the early hours of this morning, Wednesday, 2022.
Immediately the news of his death was announced, the whole of Ibadan and Oyo State was thrown into mourning as the news of his death has become a major subject of discussion within the government secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan this morning.
Akala was the governor of Oyo State between 2007 to 2011. He was also a former chairman of Ogbomoso South Local Government Area between 1999 and 2002. He served as Deputy Governor to Former Governor Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja between 2003 and May, 2006.
He served as the Deputy Governor of Oyo State from May 2003 to January 2006. Following the impeachment of then-incumbent Governor (Rashidi Ladoja), Alao-Akala was sworn into office in January 2006 and served for 11 months.
In December 2006, the impeachment was overturned by the Supreme Court, and Rashidi Ladoja was reinstated.
Alao-Akala contested and won the gubernatorial election in 2007 as the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and became the executive governor of Oyo state, serving a full term till May 2011.