Ondo 2024: Governorship aspirant reportedly dies

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Ahead of Ondo State Governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on April 25, one of the aspirants, Dr Paul Akintelure has reportedly died.
Akintelure a medical doctor from Igbotako and a President Tinubu ally, died in the early hours of Tuesday after a brief illness.
Uptown Press gathered that, Akintelure gave up the ghost in Lagos.
As of the time of filing this report, the family are yet to officially announce the development.
Akintelure has last week in a statement raised alarm that unnamed persons were threatening his life over the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
He was the running mate to the late Oluwarotimi Akeredolu during the 2012 governorship election under the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
The statement reads: “It is with a heavy heart that I acknowledge recent unsettling events wherein there have been both direct and indirect attempts on my person. Initially, I hoped these incidents would dissipate over time, yet regrettably, they have escalated to pose a serious threat to my life.
“I have engaged in necessary consultations with agencies entrusted with the safety of lives and properties, and I have already received intelligence reports and recommendations. Rest assured, I remain resolute in my commitment to serve the people of Ondo State.
“Our focus is intact, I refuse to be intimidated or deterred from my mission to bring positive change to our beloved state. We are high in spirit and won’t relent in our drive towards a better Ondo State. 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 ability to stand together as one, regardless of our differences. Together, we will overcome any chaHis spokesman, Oladapo Akintelure, who confirmed his death to The Nation, said an official statement would soon be released.llenge and emerge stronger than ever before.”

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