Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

By Ojukwu Emmanuel Chiadikaobi

 

In a somber turn of events, the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is grappling with the untimely demise of one of its promising gubernatorial aspirants, Dr. Paul Akintelure. The medical doctor, esteemed within political circles, breathed his last in the early hours of Tuesday after battling a brief illness in Lagos, leaving behind a void in the political landscape of the state.

Expressions of grief and tribute poured in from the APC, encapsulated in a poignant statement issued by the party’s state Publicity Secretary, Mr. Alex Kalejaiye. The message conveyed heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased and lamented the loss of a cherished member. Ade Adetimehin, the state chairman of the APC, reminisced about his personal bond with Akintelure, portraying him as more than just a political ally but a friend with whom he shared a meaningful rapport over the years.

“The All Progressives Congress in Ondo State is saddened over the death of one of its gladiators, Dr. Paul Akintelure,” remarked Adetimehin. “He was a governorship aspirant, getting ready to participate in the party’s primary slated for next month.”

Akintelure’s dedication to public service and his unwavering commitment to the betterment of Ondo State earned him accolades as a highly refined and consistent political figure. His ethos, deeply rooted in the belief that politics should serve as a vehicle for societal upliftment and progress, resonated with many. As he prepared to contest in the upcoming gubernatorial primary, Akintelure exuded optimism, anticipating victory and brimming with plans to further contribute to the state’s development trajectory.

“The contributions of the departed political leader to the development and stability of Ondo State chapter of APC will not be forgotten,” asserted Adetimehin. “Like other governorship aspirants, he was optimistic of victory, come April. He had many other plans, but death was never part of them.”

As the Ondo APC mourns the loss of Dr. Paul Akintelure, the void left by his absence serves as a poignant reminder of the ephemeral nature of life, casting a shadow over the political arena as colleagues, supporters, and constituents grapple with the sudden departure of a visionary leader.

As Dr. Paul Akintelure’s journey on this earthly realm comes to a close, may his soul find eternal peace and rest. His memory will remain etched in the hearts of those who knew him, serving as a source of inspiration and reflection for years to come.

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