- As the APC governorship primary in Oyo state draws nearer, Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala, says alleged plan of Governor Abiola Ajimobi to impose an aspirant is untrue
- Akala, a governorship aspirant, said opposition political parties were hell-bent on disintegrating the peaceful and progressive relationship between him and the governor
- The governorship primary in the state has been slated for Tuesday, September 25
Former governor of Oyo state and gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala, has described the alleged plan of Governor Abiola Ajimobi to impose a particular aspirant on delegates as unfounded.
Vanguard reported that the ex-governor, who made the clarification while addressing delegates from the four local governments areas of Oyo federal constituency, described the report as the handiwork of mischief makers from opposition political parties.
Legit.ng gathered that the aspirant stated that opposition political parties were hell-bent on disintegrating the peaceful and progressive relationship between him and the governor.
He said: "I can categorically tell you without mincing words that Governor Ajimobi has no such plans. I have met with him severally both as a former governor and as an aspirant in this election and we have discussed and fashioned out ways of ensuring a peaceful process during the primaries.
"They all want me to join their different political parties but I have told them I am not interested, I enjoy a robust working relationship with Governor Ajimobi who accords me all the respect I deserve as a former governor of the state and which I still enjoy as an aspirant so what will make me abandon a glass house and for a dungeon?
"Ajimobi is a fine gentleman with an enviable track record and also a true democrat who lives by his words. Those maligning him are afraid of the future and what it holds for them. Their plan is to distabilse us in APC but we are wiser than them and their antics.
"We are waxing stronger by the day and I can assure you that by the time I emerge as the flag bearer of the APC next week, virtually all of them will abandon their wrecked opposition ship and move to our great party.
"I have been on that seat as a governor hence the experience to hit the ground running upon assumption in office is there, I have antecedents I can point at as my achievement right from when I was a local government chairman to deputy governor then to an elected governor which places me far and above others and I have a clear cut motive for vying for this position which is the continuous progress of Oyo state."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state assured members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state that he would not impose any candidate on the party for the 2019 general elections.
He gave the assurance on Monday, September 3, at the Oyo South senatorial district stakeholders meeting of the party held at Lafia hotel in Ibadan.
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