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June 25, 2024
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Ondo APC governorship aspirant Akintelure is dead —

An aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2024 Ondo State governorship election Paul Akintelure is dead.

APC spokesman in Ondo State, Alex Kalejaye, confirmed the death of the medical doctor turned politician early Tuesday.
Prior to his death, Akintelure had raised alarm over threats to his life.
“Initially, I hope these incidents would dissipate over time, yet regrettably, they have escalated to pose a serious threat to my life,” his spokesman Oladapo Akintelure said in a statement on March 21.

“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 Ondo APC said it is saddened by the “shocking” news of Akintelure’s death.
Ondo State APC Chairman Ade Adetimehin described the deceased as a personal friend, with whom he had a good relationship over the years.

The governorship election in Ondo will hold on Saturday, 16th November 2024.
In 2012, Akintelure ran as the deputy governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) with the late Rotimi Akeredolu.
Akintelure had run for Ondo South senatorial election also under the ACN.
Akintrlure was a Lagos-based private medical practitioner. He hailed from Igbotako in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.

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