By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
At last, the Action Democratic Party (ADP) governorship candidate in Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo on Friday returned to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State ahead of the March 9 governorship election.
New Nigerian reliably gathered that Otunba Alao-Akala resolved into returning into the ruling APC after series of meetings with the National leader of the APC Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and some APC leaders in the South West in Lagos.
Sources close to Otunba Alao-Akala said the ADP governorship candidate resolved to return to the APC and work for the party governorship candidate in the March, 9 governorship election, Chief Adebayo Adelabu and other APC candidates.
An indication to the return of Otunba Akala to the ruling APC emerged on Wednesday when he was invited to Abuja after which he again travelled to Lagos on Thursday for another round of meetings to “conclude the agreement” at a meeting with the APC National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and some APC leaders in the South West.
Sources close to the camp of the ADP governorship candidate and a former governor of the state. Otunba Alao-Akala hinted that the working agreement on the March, 9 governorship election in Oyo state was finally “sealed ” early Thursday at the Lagos meeting..
Reliable sources said Otunba Akala was offered various options including Federal appointment for his political followers, associates in the ADP, key offices in the Oyo APC, political appointments at the state level should the party wins the next Saturday elections and other juicy offers.
The APC it was learnt resolved into wooing Otunba Alao-Akala unto its side following the shocking performance of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last Saturday’s election especially with the defeat of Governor Abiola Ajimobi in the Oyo South Senatorial District election.
Sensing the looming defeat in the coming governorship election. it was gathered that the APC leaders in the South West led by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu embarked on last minute political permutations during which Otunba Alao-Akala was penciled down as a joker with which APC could win the governorship election.