Late Governor Of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu
The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and the former speaker, House of representatives, Ghali Na’aba are dead.
Sources said the governor died on Wednesday at 67.
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state said arrangements were being concluded to swear in his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
The state government has yet to speak on the matter.
Late Speaker, Ghali Na’Abba
Efforts to get confirmation from the Alagbaka Government House proved abortive as of the time of filing this report.
When contacted, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Richard Olabode, did not take his calls nor respond to text messages sent to his phone by one of our correspondents.
Also, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, did not take her calls when contacted her on the matter.
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba, is dead.
Born on September 27, 1958, the 8th Speaker of the House of Representatives died in Abuja on Wednesday morning.
According to family sources, late Na’Abba battled with ailment for a long time before passing away.
He was once flown abroad for medical treatment and stayed there for some months before he recovered and returned to Nigeria.
According to the sources, the remains of the former Speaker would be buried in Abuja today according to Islamic rites.
Late Na’Abba joined the Peoples Democratic Party, and became the party’s candidate for Kano Municipal Federal Constituency, a position he won during the April 1999 general elections.
He subsequently emerged Speaker of the House of Representatives after the political crisis that led to exit of the first Speaker of the Fourth Republic, Salisu Buhari.
He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he studied political science and graduated in 1979.