Alao Akala (3 June 1950 – 12 January 2022) was a Nigerian politician and police officer. He was once the Governor of Oyo State from 12 January to 7 December 2006 and from 29 May 2007 to 29 May 2011.
Alao Akala was also a candidate of the ADP in the 2019 Governorship election in Oyo State. He was born in Ogbomoso, an area of Oyo State. In June 1974 he was enlisted as Cadet Inspector of Police at the Nigeria Police College, Ikeja. Alao Akala had seven children and was married to Kemi Alao Akala.
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Alao Akala Profile
Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala
Date of Birth
3 June 1950
Date of Death
12 January 2022
State of Origin
Nigerian politician and Ex police officer
Kemi Alao Akala
Alao Akala did his primary and secondary school at Osupa Baptist Day School, Ogbomoso, he then proceeded to the Kamina Barracks Middle School, 5th Battalion of Infantry in Tamale, Ghana.
Alao Akala passed Staff College (Psc) in 1990, then got a Diploma in Business Administration (1998), Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) Honoris Causa, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso (2006), Doctor of Science (Political Science) Honoris Causa, and Lead City University, Ibadan (2008).
Alao Akala was also enlisted as Cadet Inspector of Police in June 1974, at the Nigeria Police College, Ikeja. He was recommended for overseas training at the Hendon Police College, in London.
Alao Akala has also attended the Administrative Staff College, Topo, Badagry; the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos; Police Staff College, Jos; Command and Staff College, Jaji. Otunba Alao-Akala has participated as a Nigerian delegate at two INTERPOL conferences in Nice, France, and Málaga, Spain.
Alao Akala was a Nigerian politician and police officer. He was once the Governor of Oyo State and a candidate of the ADP in the 2019 Governorship election in Oyo State. He started from the position of Station Officer in the Nigeria Police, and he then became the Administrative Officer, Federal Operations at the Force Headquarters, Lagos.
He later rose to the position of Operations Officer, FEDOPS, Lagos. He became the Personal Assistant to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police and subsequently the ADC to the Inspector-General of Police. Then Alao Akala started his political career as a member of New Dimension.
He participated in the zero-party local government election of 1996 and later co-founded the UNP before its fusion with UNC to form UNCP. He participated in the Ogbomoso Federal Constituency (One) primary election of the UNCP in 1997.
He contested and won the chairmanship seat of the Ogbomoso North Local Government along with seven councilors under the platform of APP in 1998. He was elected the vice-chairman of ALGON, Oyo State Chapter between 1999 and 2002.
Alao-Akala founded the Ogbomoso Unity Forum, a political association that later joined the PDP. He was the Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government from 1999 to 2002.
In October 2018, Alao-Akala defected to the Action Democratic Party (ADP) where he won the gubernatorial ticket to contest the office of Governor of Oyo state in the 2019 general elections (alongside Prof. Abideen Olaiya as Deputy Governor candidate). Alao Akala was with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from 2007 to 2011.
After the 23rd February 2019 Presidential and National Assemblies Elections, Akala defected back to the All Progressive Congress, thereby stepping down in the race to become Governor of Oyo state under the Platform of the Action Democratic Party.
Alao Akala was accused of corruption by the EFCC but he was later discharged and acquitted over the N11.5 billion corruption charges against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Alao Akala died at the age of 71 on the 12 of January 2022. He was said to have returned to Ogbomoso on Tuesday from Abuja, where he had gone to felicitate with a former Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mulikat Akande-Adeola, on her birthday. When he got back he still held meeting with some people in the evening. Alao Akala was found dead in his room the next morning.
Alao Akala was born on the 3rd of June 1950 at Ogbomoso, Oyo State. He loves Ogbomoso and doesn’t pretend about it, he was born into a Christian, baptist family and he has never deviated from that.
Alao Akala also spoke different languages like English, Yoruba, Hausa, and Ghanaian languages (Tiv, Fanti, and Dagbani) fluently. Alao Akala got married to Kemi Alao Akala and he had seven children. He died on the 12 of January 2022, at the age of 71.
Alao Akala Net Worth
Alao Akala is estimated to be worth over $5 Million.