BREAKING: Akeredolu subdued by cancer, dies at 67

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu

Hitherto firebrand Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has passed on.

The governor who had been battling cancer was said to have died in a German hospital, with PREMIUM TIMES quoting an Ondo State Government official.

“Mr Akeredolu died at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday at a German hospital where he was receiving treatment, a senior government official in Ondo State told PREMIUM TIMES.

“He died of leukemia and prostate cancer, two ailments that had made him incapacitated for several months,” it said.

Leukemia, according to Mayo Clinic

Leukemia is cancer of the body’s blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system.

Many types of leukemia exist. Some forms of leukemia are more common in children. Other forms of leukemia occur mostly in adults.

Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells. Your white blood cells are potent infection fighters — they normally grow and divide in an orderly way, as your body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow produces an excessive amount of abnormal white blood cells, which don’t function properly.

Treatment for leukemia can be complex — depending on the type of leukemia and other factors. But there are strategies and resources that can help make your treatment successful.

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