The Ondo State Government claims that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu passed away from complications stemming from long-term prostate cancer, refuting rumors circulating that he had leukemia.
In a statement, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, the state’s commissioner for information and orientation, announced that Akeredolu, 67, passed away on Wednesday while undergoing medical care 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 added that President Bola Tinubu has been formally informed of the situation through a letter, and that additional information about the burial arrangements will be made available by the state government and the deceased’s family.