Former Oyo State Governor, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, has emerged as the governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party, ADP, shortly after he dumped the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, for his new party.
Alao-Akala’s political aide, Chief Wale Ohu dropped this hint today on Fresh FM 105.9 political affairs programme, stressing that the astute politician would win the forthcoming governorship election and rule the state once again.
According to a trending statement on the social media issued and signed by Jeremiah Akande, Head, New Media and Public Affairs. Alao-Akala Campaign Organisation, Alao-Akala enjoined all his supporters and loyalists to collapse all structures and groups within the ALAO-AKALA political family into the ADP with immediate effect.
As at the time of filing this report, the followers of the former governor in Ibadan have started joining ADP, in preparedness for the election.
However, supporters of Professor Adeolu Akande, one of the pillars of ADP, who had initially signified intention to run for the governorship of the state under the party has been disappointed for his refusal to obtain a nomination form.
One of his loyalists said, “We are really disappointed that at the last minute, Akande disappointed us by not obtaining the nomination form. The party is for him and we both built the party together. Why he left the governorship ticket to Alao-Akala is what we do not understand but life continues”.
Also, Hon. Saheed Ajadi won the governorship ticket of the Accord Party at the party primary election, which was conducted at the Ground Serene Hotel, Iyaganku Quarters, Ibadan.
Chairman of electoral body, Mr. Sikiru Adeposi who announced the candidature of Ajadi noted that he had 107 votes to beat his closed rival, Prof. Olaiya Abideen who scored 40 votes.