By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Former Governor of Oyo State and frontline All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in the state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala has disclosed that he is running on the platform of the APC in the 2019 general election and not any other political party as being insinuated from different quarters.
Otunba Alao-Akala who stated this while speaking with newsmen at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport shortly before departing Nigeria for London aboard a Virgin Atlantic flight, said he never agreed to fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming Governorship election in Oyo State.
The APC governorship aspirant stressed that “such insinuations were products of the uncensored nature of the Social media where series of ill- concieved news fly around at will.”.
“It is true that various delegations from PDP and other political parties have been coming and we have been discussing at length, series of offers have been thrown at me including the realistic and unrealistic ones, but one point I always made clear at all these meetings is that I have no reason to quit the All Progressives Congress.” he said.
Otunba Alao-Akala added “I have a robust working relationship with my Governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi and the leadership of the party at all levels so what else am I looking for in another political party.”
Speaking further, the former governor of Oyo state while responding to question that if PDP is his alternative plan with the series of defection going on around the country said with the level of performance of the APC at both the National and State levels, APC stands the brightest chance of sweeping all elective offices across the country come 2019.
“Let’s use Oyo state as an example, the level of development that has been achieved by the APC administration led by Governor Abiola Ajimobi is there for all to see. Forget the bits and pieces of complaints you hear about him, those are personal issues between him and those involved. What matters to me Is the development he brought to the state and this is what will speak for us when we go out to campaign for the 2019 elections”.
Otunba Alao-Akala pointed out that ” APC has a track record of achievements to point at that will enhance its chances among the people of Nigeria hence I have no reason to dump the party.”
” I am running on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo state in the coming election and not any other political party as being Insinuated from different quarters.