Breaking: Ondo APC Governorship Hopeful; Paul Akintelure Passes Away

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Paul Akintelure, a prominent governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, has passed away.

Before his death, Akintelure had expressed concerns about facing both direct and indirect threats to his life.

He had hoped that the situation would improve with time.

On Thursday, March 21, 2023, Akintelure stated, “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.”

Akintelure previously ran as the deputy governorship candidate for the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) alongside Rotimi Akeredolu, who is now the governor of Ondo State.

They were up against Olusegun Mimiko, the Labour Party candidate who won the election.

Prior to that, Akintelure also ran for the senatorial election but was unsuccessful against the Peoples Democratic Party candidate.

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

This news comes as the Ondo governorship election approaches.

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