The former governor of Oyo State, Christopher Alao-Akala has died. He died at the age of 71.
Here are seven things to know about the former governor:
1.)Alao-Akala was born in Ogbomosho, Oyo State.
2.) He was married to Kemi Alao Akala and they had seven children.
3.) Akala was a former police officer. He retired from the Force in September 1995 as the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Logistics and Supply, Oyo State Police Command, Eleyele, Ibadan.
4.) Alao-Akala was deputy governor under former governor, Rashidi Ladoja.
5.) He became governor after Ladoja was impeached.
6) Alao-Akala contested and won the governorship election in 2007 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party and became the Executive Governor of Oyo state, serving a full term till May 2011.
7) After his defection to the Labour Party, he announced his governorship bid on 10th December 2014. He didn’t win. His subsequent attempts to get back in the governorship seat also failed.