- Ahead of the Saturday, March 9, gubernatorial poll, an alliance in Oyo is emerging against the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- Adebayo Alao-Akala, a former governor of the state, is to convene a meeting for bigwigs of some opposition parties in the state on Friday, February 22
- The meeting will be aimed at discussing the need to stop Governor Abiola Ajimobi from allegedly installing his own desired successor in the state
In a bid to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the Saturday, March 9, gubernatorial election in Oyo, Adebayo Alao-Akala, a former governor of the state, who is also a candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has started making efforts to form a new alliance.
The persons called upon by Alao-Akala for a meeting that will be held on Friday, February 22, are Senator Olufemi Lanlehin of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Chief Sharafadeen Alli of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).
Nigerian Tribune reports that the said meeting will be held in Alao-Akala’s residence in Ibadan. It was gathered by newsmen that Alao-Akala had on Tuesday, February 19, for the same purpose, met Senator Rashidi Ladoja, a leader of the ZLP who is also a former governor of the state.
The move is aimed at preventing Governor Abiola Ajimobi (APC) from installing his own desired successor in the state.
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Among issues to be deliberated upon is the need to come up with candidates for National Assembly and governorship seats in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that workers in Ogbomoso North local government area of Oyo were reportedly operating under the fear of the unknown, following the announcement of the removal of the chairman of the local government, Olamiju Alao Akala, who defected from APC and joined the ADP.
Legit.ng regional reporter in Ibadan, Newman Babson, reported that the workers were in fear over possibility that violence could erupt any moment except proper security is put in place.
Olamiju is the son of the former governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, who is the governorship candidate of the ADP.
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