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What Alao Akala Wanted To Do Before His Death


DEATH is one thing no one has power over. It comes like a thief in the night. If anyone had told the former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Alao Akala, in December that he would not witness the 70th birthday bash of his beautiful wife, Florence, he would have called the person a joker or a prophet of doom. On December 25, he still held a big celebration at his house in Ogbomosho, Oyo State.

Akala had made all preparations to give Florence a befitting birthday party on January 15, but death took him away on January 12.


His wife’s party was to take place at Oba Akinyele Avenue, Ibadan, Oyo State. It was gathered that family members and friends had even sewed the ‘aso ebi’ they would rock to the party.

On the invite made available to Social Circuit, the party would have started 4:00pm and the RSVP was one of his children, Olamiju Alao-Akala.

Akala retired as a police officer before he ventured into business and politics. The late chairman of TDB Global Ventures and Parrot FM retired from the police force as the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Logistics and Supply, Oyo State Police Command.