- Adebayo Alao-Akala, the governorship candidate of ADP in Oyo state, has revealed why he left APC
- The former governor of the state alleged that Governor Ajimobi pushed him out of the party
- Ala-Akala said he left APC because Ajimobi wanted to make him irrelevant in the party
The former governor of Oyo state and gubernatorial candidate of African Democratic Party (ADP) in the state, Adebayo Alao Akala, has said that he left the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), because Governor Abiola Ajimobi wanted to make him irrelevant in political space of the state and Nigeria as a whole.
Legit.ng regional reporter in Oyo state, Imran Khalid, reports that Alao-Akala, in an exclusive interview anchored in Yoruba language, said he was unfairly treated by the Ajimobi-led administration.
Alao-Akala said his defection from All Progressives Congress (APC) to African Democratic Party (ADP) was as a result of injustice, lawlessness and dictatorial tendencies of Governor Ajimobi, who according to him, believed in himself and has no regard nor reference to democratic tenets.
The former governor had, however, said while joining APC, that he joined the party without any agreement from Ajimobi but added that his (Akala's) affiliation and identification with APC in Oyo state was premised on good governance of the governor.
Akala lamented that having seen the traces of Ajimobi's failure and reluctance to act appropriately in line with promise and eagerness that facilitated his defection from Labour Party to APC, he Akala made-u-turn so as not to be irrelevant in politics.
He said he became suspicious of Ajimobi's antics at the last state party's congress held in Ibadan when the governor conceded all the structures to himself without reference to him and other bigwigs in the party.
He added that Ajimobi's dictatorial tendencies and no strict adherence to democratic principles triggered his exit and others from Oyo APC.
On his rumour of senatorial ambition, Akala said there was never a place the discussion of senatorial ambition was held, adding that if truly Ajimobi wanted him to become the APC candidate for Oyo north senatorial district and win, he would ensure he (Akala) had control of the party chairmen who fell within the senatorial district.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the former governor of Oyo state and African Democratic Party (ADP)'s gubernatorial candidate, Adebayo Alao Akala, cautioned his supporters not to take revenge, following the alleged destruction of his campaign posters and bill boards placed at the strategic places in Ibadan, the capital of the state.
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