Ondo APC Losses Governorship Aspirant

An All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant for the Ondo governorship election Paul Akintelure has passed away. 

This was confirmed in a telephone conversation with the spokesperson of the APC in Ondo State Alex Kalejaye by Channels Television early Tuesday.

Akintelure passed away a few days after raising the alarm about threats to his life, albeit at the time of filing this report, the cause of his death is still unknown.

On March 21, his spokesman Oladapo Akintelure had in a statement 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.”

The late Akintelure had campaigned alongside Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) deputy governorship in 2012.

Prior to that, he ran for the ACN in the Ondo South senatorial election.

He was a private physician from Igbotako in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State who practiced in Lagos.

The APC claimed that Paul Akintelure, who passed away, made a significant contribution to both the party’s expansion and Nigerian democracy.

In the interim, condolences for the deceased have already begun to flow. After learning of Akintelure’s passing, the Ondo APC expressed its sadness.

“The State Chairman Engr. Ade Adetimehin who described the deceased as a personal friend, with whom he had a good relationship over the years, said the news is shocking,” the Ondo APC chairman said.

“Akintelure was a highly refined and consistent political figure, whose position was that the essence of being in politics is to build the people and the land.

“The contributions of the departed political leader, to the development and stability of the Ondo State chapter of APC will not be forgotten.”

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