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Ondo mourns: What led to Paul Akintelure death



Ondo mourns: APC gubernatorial Paul Akintelure dies amid safety threats

In a devastating development, Paul Akintelure, a prominent gubernatorial contender of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, has passed away.

The sad news was confirmed in the early hours of Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

Akintelure’s untimely demise comes just days after he publicly expressed concerns regarding his safety, citing both direct and indirect threats. These worries intensified as the APC governorship primary election, scheduled for April 25, drew nearer.

His spokesperson, Oladapo Akintelure, conveyed that, despite initially hoping for improvement, the threats against Akintelure had escalated, prompting him to seek assistance from security agencies.

The late APC hopeful had been receiving intelligence reports and recommendations regarding his safety.

Akintelure, a respected medical doctor from Igbotako, Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, previously served as the running mate to the late Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu during the 2012 election under the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

This tragic loss has sent shockwaves throughout Ondo State’s political landscape, leaving many in mourning for the loss of a respected figure. As the community grieves this profound loss, stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.

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