By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Chairman of the Elders Advisory Council of All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao -Akala on Monday declared that he has no personal interest in any of the intending gubernatorial aspirant in the state.
The former governor in a statement made available to newsmen stressed that there was no basis for such insinuation at this point in the party, adding that APC members and leaders across Oyo State should disregard any insinuation that he is supporting a particular candidate for the party’s gubernatorial ticket for 2023.
” For the umpteenth and the last time, His Excellency, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala is making it clear and stating it unequivocally that he is a father to all and has no bias or personal interest in any of the intending Gubernatorial aspirant in the state as he operates an open door policy and will never discriminate against any member of the party no matter the status of who is involved”, he said.
The former governor added, ” the interest and the choice of the unwavering party members is what he will stand with come rain, come shine and will henceforth not take with kids glove any publication or comment linking him with any of the gubernatorial aspirant as being his preferred choice.”
According to the Chairman Oyo APC Elders Advisory Council, ” intending gubernatorial aspirants on the platform of the party should desist from actions that can undermine a united A.P.C in Oyo state but should rather get to work and meet with party faithfuls who will form the bulk of those to decide who flies the flag of the party at the 2023 polls
The former governor maintained “a decision will be bounded by once it is decided at the party primaries which is won on the field of decent politicking and not on the pages of newspapers or social media.
Otunba Alao -Akala then advised the media ” to desist from any form of publication that will throw spanners in the wheel of progress of the success of the APC in its efforts at repositioning, towards a successful outing at the 2023 general election but should rather be a worthy partner it is always know for as publications of this nature is designed to fan embers of discord and disunity within the ranks and file of the party members”.
Also, the APC leader tasked leaders, elders and party members to disregard such insinuation “in its entirety and urged all party faithfuls not to be disillusioned or discouraged by a petty publication as the source and sponsor of such offensive write up is already known to him and he will not hesitate to expose those behind such attack on the unity and cohesion of the party if they fail to desist from such act..