Contrary to reports in circulation that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu died of leukaemia, the Ondo State Government has said that the late governor died of complications arising from protracted prostate cancer.
The state’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, in a statement, said 67-year-old Akeredolu died on Wednesday while receiving medical treatment in Germany.
“Mr. Governor peacefully departed from this world in the early hours of today, Wednesday, December 27, 2023,” the statement partly read.
“This tragedy has left behind a profound void in our hearts. Governor Akeredolu answered the eternal call while receiving medical treatment in Germany. He succumbed to complications arising from protracted prostate cancer.”
The commissioner said a letter has been sent to President Bola Tinubu to officially inform him of the development, adding that the deceased’s family and the state government will release further details regarding the funeral arrangements.