Wednesday, January 15, 2014

APC leader In Ondo State, Pa Akerele Adu, Has Died

All Progressive Congress leader and chieftain of Ondo State, Akerele Adu died today.  He was 84 years old.

His son, Babatunde Adu made the announcement but didn't give further details.  

SaharaReporters learned he died at the Ofafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital where he had been suffering from an age-related illness.

Pa Adu, was a former Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resource in Ondo State during Governor Adebayo Adefarati administration.  

He is remembered for playing a vital role in ensuring the mergers of various political parties, without too much conflict, under the All Progressive Congress.

He was also former state chair of the defunct Alliance for Democracy, which later merged with the Action Congress of Nigeria, now part of the APC in Ondo State.

Born in Ijare, Ifedore, Adu was known for his grassroots mobilization and politics  for the ACN.

He is survived by his wife, many children and grandchildren.

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