Breaking: Governor Rotimi Akeredolu Is Dead

Governor of Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria, Rotimi Akeredolu is dead.

A source in the Presidency confirmed Akeredolu’s demise and an official statement will be released soon.

Akeredolu, who became the Governor of Ondo in 2017, had announced his decision to embark on a medical leave on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, as a follow-up to his treatment and also handed over power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.


Aiyedatiwa will be sworn-in as the Governor following the death of Akeredolu.

The deceased had previously embarked on three-month medical leave in Germany and returned to Nigeria to Nigeria on September 7, 2023.

Born on 21 July 1956, Akeredolu was a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and president of the Nigerian Bar Association in 2008.