Omoyele Sowore, the African Action Congress (AAC) presidential candidate for 2023, has accused the family of late Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of hastening his death.
Akeredolu died on Wednesday following a long battle with prostate cancer, according to a statement made by the Ondo State Government through the State’s Information and Orientation Commissioner, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju.
Sowore criticized Akeredolu’s wife during an appearance on News Central, stating they were trying to use him to milk the state even as Akeredolu requested he be transferred to his hometown to rest due to his deteriorating health at the time.
According to him, Akeredolu’s wife, brothers, and family members flew him back to Nigeria from Germany solely to utilize his presence to depose Lucky Aiyedatiwa (now Governor).
“Those responsible for Akeredolu’s death will face justice in a better world.” You can’t expedite someone’s death and get away with it.
“It’s unfortunate that his family and some politicians did this to him.” There was no need to move him from Germany to Nigeria other than for political reasons. And it’s possible that hastened his demise. But, nevertheless, cancer is not something you want on anyone, especially when it has progressed to the fatal stage, when it was only a matter of time.
“In fact, from what I heard and knew, he was given until May 2023, if he survived a little longer.” “He probably would have stayed longer if his wife (Betty) hadn’t forced him to return to try to impeach his deputy (Lucky Aiyedatiwa), who is now the Governor of the State,” Sowore stated.