*promises to lead APC to victory come 2023
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Elders Advisory Council in Oyo State and former governor of the state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala on Tuesday disclosed that he is not in support of any aspirant for office and will never go against the wish of the people.
The former governor who stated this in a letter dated September, 21, 2020 personally signed by him, emphasized that he remains neutral in the scheme of activities of the party.
Otunba Alao-Akala in the letter maintained that he will continue to be against imposition of candidates into elective offices in Oyo state APC .
The Chairman Oyo APC Elders Advisory Council in the letter expressed happiness that the crisis in the party has been finally resolved adding, ” I am glad to inform you officially that this has now become a thing of the past”
“All differences have been resolved and we have become a very happy, united and common front. All hatchets have been buried and all groups, bodies and forums have been collapsed into the A.P.C structure. What we have now is All Progressives Congress, Oyo State Chapter”, he said.
The former governor noted, “similarly, an Elders Advisory Council has also been put in place with my humble self as Head”, adding, “our core responsibilities shall among others include, promoting internal cohesion within the party, ensuring fairness and transparency in all activities of the party, maintaining a level playing ground for all, promoting justice and fair play in the party at all levels”.
“This is a call to duty and service. It is a sacrifice and we are ready to put our best into ensuring that Oyo state regain it’s pride of place in the comity of states in our great country Nigeria. In light of the above, I want to re-assure you all great men and women of A.P.C in Oyo state that I, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala remains neutral in the scheme of activities of the party.
” I am not in support of any aspirant for any elective office and will never go against the wish of the people. I am an advocate of internal democracy that will promote oneness and progress. I reiterate categorically that I am against imposition.”
Otunba Alao-Akala stressed, ” I hitherto implore all members with aspiration to keep their ambition for now and join me and others in building a virile and strong party. I am always available and open to everyone”.
“I hereby put all members on notice that an expanded, all inclusive meeting shall be held soon to further cement our oneness. I re-assure you all once again that I am committed to leading our party to victory come 2023”