By Emmanuel Nduka
After a prolonged battle with Leukemia, Rotimi Akeredolu, the Ondo State Governor, has died.
Family sources confirmed his death to journalists on Wednesday, two days after Christmas.
He reportedly died at a health facility in Lagos at the age of 67.
Heritage Times HT gathered that he was managed by State House doctors up to his death because they could not fly him abroad.
“Akeredolu is dead; he died in Lagos.
“They were looking for dialysis machines to be sent to his secret location in Lagos last week,” the family source said.
It would be recalled that the ailing governor returned to Nigeria in September following a three-month medical leave in Germany.
He only recently proceeded on another treatment after he was directed by President Bola Tinubu to hand over power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
Aiyedatiwa has been standing in as Acting Governor.
Following his return to Nigeria in September, Akeredolu stayed in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and tried to govern his state from there, leading to public outrage.