Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, the executive governor of Ondo State is dead.
A family source said that the ailing governor died on Wednesday in Lagos State where he was being managed by State House doctors.
“Akeredolu is dead; he died in Lagos,” the source said.
Recall that the governor returned to Nigeria in September after spending three-month for medical leave in Germany.
Only recently, he proceeded on another one after he was directed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to hand over power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
He was reportedly treating leukemia. Leukemia is a cancer of the blood caused by a rise in the number of white blood cells in the body.
For sufferers, the white blood cells crowd out the red blood cells and platelets needed by the body to stay healthy.
White blood cells are potent infection fighters which grow and divide in an orderly way, as the 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. It is a cancer of blood-forming tissues that hinders the body’s ability to fight infections.
The types that exist include acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Treatment for leukemia can be complex depending on the type of leukemia and other factors. However, some strategies and resources can help make treatment successful.
According to WebMD Cancer Center, its symptoms may include weakness or fatigue, bruising or bleeding easily, fever or chills, infections that are severe or keep coming back, and pain in your bones or joints. Others may include headaches, vomiting, seizures, weight loss, night sweats, shortness of breath, and swollen lymph nodes or organs like the spleen.