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APC Ondo governorship aspirant is dead

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has expressed sadness over the death of one of its gubernatorial aspirants, Dr Paul Akintelure.

Akintelure, a medical doctor from Igbotako in Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state, died in the early hours of Tuesday in Lagos during a brief illness.

Expressing grief, Mr Ade Adetimehin, the state Chairman of APC, in a statement in Akure, described the deceased as personal friend, with whom he had good relationship over the years, saying the news was shocking.

Adetimehin said that Akintelure was a governorship aspirant, getting ready to participate in the party’s primary scheduled for April.

According to him, Akintelure was a highly refined and consistent political figure, whose position for being in politics is to build the people and the state.

The party’s chairman added that the contributions of the departed political leader, to the development and stability of APC in the state would not be forgotten.

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“Like other governorship aspirants, he was optimistic of victory, come April. He had many other plans, death was never part of them.

“The State chapter condoles with the immediate family, Igbotako Community, his political associates, and the Nigerian Medical Association. May his soul rest in peace,” he said. (NAN)

Alaba Olusola Oke
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