By Babajide Okeowo
Otunba Christopher Alao-Akala, a former Deputy Governor of Oyo State, is dead.
He was aged 71.
The politician who is also a former police officer died in Ogbomoso at the age of 71.
Akala was the Governor of Oyo State between 2007 and 2011.
He was the candidate of the ADP in the 2019 Governorship election in Oyo State which was eventually won by Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Born on June 3, 1950, at Ogbomoso in the Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Alao-Akala had his elementary school at Osupa Baptist Day School, Ogbomoso before proceeding to Kamina Barracks Middle School, 5th Battalion of Infantry in Tamale, Ghana.