Ondo APC governorship aspirant, Akintelure is dead

One of the frontline governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, Paul Akintelure, is dead.

Until his death, Akintelure had raised worries about both direct and indirect threats to his life.

He had expressed hope that the situation would improve over time.

Akintelure, on Thursday, March 21, 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 standing together as one, regardless of our differences.”

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

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

He was a medical doctor and hailed from Igbotako, Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.

This development comes as the build-up to the Ondo governorship election gathers momentum.

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