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APC Aborigines mourn Akintelure, adjourn meeting

By Jubril Bada

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The Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC) Aborigines, yesterday adjourned its meeting originally scheduled to adopt its preferred governorship aspirant in the April governorship primary election of the party due to the death of one of the governorship aspirants of the party. Dr. Paul Akintelure.

    The group adjourned the meeting till shortest notice and constituted delegate to pay condolence visit to the family of the deceased to show their concern in the circumstance.

The Chairman of the group and former Ambassador to Republic of Togo, Ambassador Sola Iji, stated this during the  meeting of the group.

It was reported that Akintelure died early Tuesday morning in Lagos after a brief illness.

The deceased had some days ago raised an alarm over threat to his life.

While addressing journalists, Iji said the meeting of the group scheduled to hold on Tuesday so as to receive the final adopt report and resolution of the group in adopting one of the aspirants of the party in accordance to the decision in the last meeting held on Sunday.

According to him “The news of the death of one of the governorship aspirants, Dr. Paul Akintelure, who is one of us was a shock and because of the sad news we have to suspend our meeting in order to mourn him “Akintelure was one of the committed members of the party who had contributed immensely to the development of the party.

“Even as aspirant, he was a simple and peace loving person . We ought to have missed him so suddenly.”

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The chairman called on the state government to ensure proper investigation is carried out to unravel whatever mystery surrounding his death.

He commiserated with the family of the deceased praying that God should grant him eternal rest.

“We adjourned till another date to be communicated later to accomplish the business we set out.”

 Senator Ajayi Borrofice, Mr. Bola Ilori, Mrs. Jumoke Anifowose and Mr. Mukaila Musa described Akintelure as committed APC member who lived a life of service and commitment in the state.

Boroffice called on the leaders of the group to relate with the wife of the deceased or his elder child to know the cause of his death as postmortem can not show the attack reported to have caused his death.

Ilori who said his death was a mystery after he raised alarm over threat to life, noted that APC should show interest in the cause of the death.

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