Ondo: Gov’ship Aspirant Akintelure Dies A Month Before Party Primary 


A leading governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Paul Akintelure, is dead.

The politician passed away in the early hours of today, Tuesday, 26 March 2024. 

The APC stalwart’s death is coming barely a few days before the party governorship primaries to elect a standard-bearer for the scheduled election later in the year.  

The medical doctor turned politician had in recent days raised concerns about threats to his life. Although, he equally expressed hope that the situation would improve over time this is not to be going by the sad development. 

Mr Akintelure had in a statement released by his spokesperson, Oladapo Akintelure, on Thursday, 21 March 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.”

Akintelure ran as the deputy governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) with Rotimi Akeredolu (the immediate past Ondo State governor) against Olusegun Mimiko, the then Labour Party flag bearer, who won the election.

Earlier, he had contested the senatorial election against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, but he was defeated.

Mr Akintelure hailed from Igbotako, Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.


Eighteen-Eleven Media 


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