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Makinde Mourns Akala’s Demise, Orders Flying Of Half Mast In His Honour


Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde, has confirmed the death of Chief Aloa-Akala and ordered that flags be flied at half-mast, in honour of the former governor, who passed away at the age of 71 today.

A source close to the former governor disclosed that Otunba Akala, had been battling a terminal ailment, for some time now and died this morning in his room in Ogbomoso, his country home.




Commiserating with the people of Oyo state on his Instagram page, Seyi Makinde said Otunba Akala, was an illustrious son of Ogbomoso, who will be remembered for “his contributions to the development of Oyo state during his time as a governor, especially for taking infrastructural development to other zones of the state outside Ibadan”.


Confirming the death of the former governor, Makinde during the inter faith prayer session for Oyo state workers held today at the agodi secretariat, asked the attendees to observe a minute silence for Otunba Akala.

Makinde also prayed that God would grant Akala’s family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

Born on 3rd June, 1950, the former police officer became governor of Oyo state between 2007 and 2011, and ruled for only a single term.

Otunba Akala was until his death a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He, however, governed Oyo state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

He was also the governorship candidate for the Action Democratic Party in the state during the last general elections.

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