The Oyedele Hakeem Alao Campaign Organisation has dismissed the purported endorsement of Seyi Makinde by some renegades within the party as hoax and ineffective.
In a statement issued in Ibadan by the Director General, Oyedele Hakeem Alao Campaign Organisation, Hon. (Barr.) Tajudeen Ademola Adeniji, the AD candidate describe all the vituperation of Chief Akin Alamu and his co-conspirators on a radio program in Ibadan as blatant lies.
While featuring on a popular radio program in Ibadan, Chief Alamu had accused the Gubernatorial Candidate of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the forthcoming 2019 governorship election in Oyo State, Engr. Oyedele Hakeem Alao of unseriousness and inaccessible. He said Engr. Alao has not been reachable for the past few months.
In a swift reaction, Adeniji described Alamu’s action as anti-party and worthy of disciplinary action by the National Leadership of the party.
“To set the record straight, the declaration by Chief Alamu is not surprising. This is a man, in connivance with some other elements within the party have been hobnobbing with Seyi Makinde. Their declaration only made their anti-party activities obvious. “
“This is a man who has never believed that AD as a party can win elections. He and others have been mounting persistent pressure on Engr. Alao to support Makinde immediately after the primaries.”
On the allegation of handpicking a Deputy Governorship Candidate , that is another lie to perfect their animosity.
” Immediately after the primaries, Engr. Alao approached the party Executives, including Chief Alamu that he will prefer a woman as Deputy and must come from Ogbomoso. It was Chief Alamu in consultation with party leaders from Ogbomoso that presented a Deputy Governorship Candidate and as a loyal party man, Engr. Alao adopted her without any hesitation. “
” Engr. Alao, however, described Makinde as a ‘money miss road’ political novice who can do anything to achieve his undeserved ambition. This is the same Seyi Makinde who attended the same University of Lagos at the same time with Engr. Alao and was as dormant as an abandoned account.
While Engr. Alao was a faculty rep in the same faculty with Makinde for good five years, Seyi was moving from one tutorial to the other so he can pass exams; a feat Engr. Alao had surpassed as at then. “
” Even as a professional in the Oil and Gas sector, what has Seyi Makinde achieved legitimately that is propelling him to believe that he is more qualified than a renowned Civil /Structural Engineer who has made marks locally and globally.”
“This is a perennial loser who has become a Methuselah in the politics of Oyo State, yet can not boast of a viable structure. Engr. Alao who started his mobilization just a year and few months to elections has now assembled an enviable structure. If Makinde is so sure of the structure of his ailing PDP, why is he hell-bent on aligning with AD at all cost” Adeniji asked.
We are putting it straight to Seyi Makinde that AD is not for sale. He tried this with SDP, he failed. He has tried it with AD, he has failed once again; an attestation of his pending electoral failure.
We, therefore, call on our party members and supporters to remain resolute. We have already filed a complaint to the National Leadership of our party on the anti-party activities of Chief Alamu and the rest. While we await the decision of the National Leadership, the official flag off of our party billed for Saturday, 12th January 2019 is still on course.