Oyo State gubernatorial candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Engr. Oyedele Hakeem Alao (OHA) popularly known as ‘Allow Alao’ has insisted that he was not part of the alleged criminal adoption of another political party’s candidate for this Saturday’s election.
This was the reaction of Engr. Alao to a purported media claim by the former gubernatorial candidate for Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the state, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde, SAN that his party and AD had entered into an alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the Saturday’s election.
Such claim, he said could only have existed in the wildest imagination of the learned silk, wondering why wouldn’t he limit his adoption to those other political parties that had been holding nocturnal meetings in the last few days for the purpose of ganging up against their perceived enemy.
The AD gubernatorial candidate asked his supporters across the state to discountenance the wicked and malicious claim, stressing that he had not attended any meeting with any other political party for the purpose of trading off his party’s mandate in this Saturday’s election and that such would be the last thing to do by him.
Engr. Alao, who said everything needed to be done to contest and the win the gubernatorial election on Saturday has been done maintained that he would not leave any stone unturned to ensure victory for AD at the poll.
According to him, “even, when our erstwhile caretaker chairman and his co-political jobbers, out of greed and betrayal were said to have entered into an unholy alliance with the gubernatorial candidate of another political party we vehemently opposed and denounced it.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we want to restate it publicly that we are not political traders or political playboys, who came into politics either to swindle the people or just for our name to be mentioned. We came with a mission to rescue the people of our dear Oyo State from economic and political vipers and vultures, whose activities had held our people in social, economic and political bondage over the years”, he added.