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Ondo APC loses governorship aspirant, Paul Akintelure, days after alarm over threat to life

Dr Paul Akintelure, one of the frontline governorship aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State is dead.

Paul Akintelure
Paul Akintelure

Akure, Nigeria

Dr Paul Akintelure, one of the frontline governorship aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State is dead.

Akintelure, a medical doctor, passed on in the early hours of Tuesday, during a brief illness in Lagos.

Alex Kalejaiye, APC state publicity secretary, confirmed the news of his death to our correspondent.

The details of the death were yet to be revealed.

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

Akintelure’s death came days after he raised an alarm of threat to life but had expressed hope that the situation would improve over time.

In a statement released by his spokesperson, Oladapo Akintelure, on Thursday, March 21, 2023, 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 to stand together as one, regardless of our differences.”

The late medical doctor was the running mate of the former late governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu in the 2012 governorship election in the State.

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