Former governor Adebayo Alao Akala has been picked as the governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) for the 2019 general elections, insideOYO.com has reliably gathered.
Jeremiah Akande, Head, New Media and Public Affairs. Alao-Akala Campaign Organisation in a statement released in Ibadan on Sunday, enjoined all faithful and loyal supporters of Alao-Akala to collapse all Structures and Groups within the ALAO-AKALA political family into the Action Democratic Party (A.D.P) with immediate effect.
Akala had earlier pulled out of the APC gubernatorial primaries has been given certificate of return to be the party’s flag-bearer in Oyo state.
He had accused Ajimobi of imposing Joseph Tegbe on the delegates.
But Ajimobi’s Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji, described Akala as a respected politicians who has played a good role in fostering unity in the party, reminded him that Ajimobi once met the aspirants and advised them to pick a few among them that will go into the primary.
Tunji explained that the governor has emphasized severally at the meeting that he has not anointed any of them. He added that the aspirants, who were originally up to 26, did not get back to the governor on those they have chosen to participate in the primary.
The governor’s spokesman said it is not uncommon for aspirants to come up with excuses and unsubstantiated allegations when it becomes clear to them that they may not win an
Recall that insideOYO.com had earlier reported that Alao-Akala has insisted that he is “ready to govern the state with the fear of God”.
He said there is “no going back” in his decision to contest the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state while dispelling the rumour of his withdrawal from the race.