The governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the 2019 Gubernatorial Election in Oyo State, Engr. Oyedele Hakeem Alao has called on the people of Oyo State to remain steadfast, peaceful and committed to nation building as new year begins.
In a statement issued from his political office in Ibadan, the Oman-based Oil magnate wishes the people a year full of happiness and abundance.
While reacting to the recent outburst of some candidates of major political parties who were part of the coalition that saw to the emergence of Engr. Seyi Makinde in the 2019 election, Engr. Alao described the coalition as outright deceit born out of malice against one individual.
“During the coalition talk, I was invited to series of meetings especially when some renegades in my party; AD sold the party to the ‘highest bidder’ through back door to jettison my ambition, as the deed already been done, I vehemently rejected to be part of any coalition.”
“My reason is simple. After attending several meetings, it was clear that the coalition was not about an agreement that will see to the development of Oyo State in four years but an attempt to oust the APC and disgrace former Governor Ajimobi.”
“As an individual whose reason to contest is to better and advance the current conditions of our state and her people, I disagree to be part of gang up against an individual and we can all see the resultant effects of the malicious gang up on the political future of the state.”
“Allow Alao’ call on those who felt cheated and aggrieved by the outcome of the coalition to start working together on a sustainable agreement that will be centered on the advancement of people of the state.
“I am using this opportunity to reach out to my two brothers; Sen. Olufemi Lanlehin and Barr. Sarafadeen Alli who have felt betrayed by actions of the governor to start working on a coalition that will be pro-people. Where the interest will not be about sharing political positions only, but also to agree on a sustainable plan to move Oyo State from the present ‘salary paying’ state to one that can provide jobs, generate revenue, build infrastructure, advance education and technology as well as promote peace.”