The fact that the two major contending parties
in Oyo State, the APC and the Accord Party,
have been lobbying round to woo Chief
Adebayo Alao Akala, our gubernatorial
candidate for the 2015 elections is suggestive
that he, Akala is the most credible and the
man to beat at the elections, the Labour Party
has said.
Reacting to the statements credited to the
leadership of the two opposing parties over
the choice of Akala as its governorship
candidate, the Labour Party, through its
Director of Media and Publicity in Oyo State,
Hon. Taiwo Ibrahim, said the incursion of
Akala into the gubernatorial race has already
thrown panic into the camps of all other
“Senator Rashidi Ladoja, we recall, had said in
some newspapers last week that he was ready
to conceded the leadership of his party in Oyo
North Central Senatorial District to Alao Akala
if he decided to join his party while the state
chairman of the APC, Chief Akin Oke lamented
that Akala would regret his actions.”
The Labour Party wondered why the
lamentations if Akala refused their carrots and
advised the duo to concede openly that the
gubernatorial election is already a forgone
conclusion in favour of the Labour Party.
The party noted that the combination of Alao
Akala and Sarafadeen Alli as the governorship
and deputy-governorship candidates
respectively had sent jitters down the spines
of the opposition.
“We also observed that in the media, Ajimobi,
himself, Oke’s principal, has been reported to
have dangled N21million before Akala being
the accumulated gratuity of the latter over the
years so that he could join his party.
“This, up till now as reported by the
newspaper has not been denied, it is then
conceivable that both Ladoja, the
septugenarian and Ajimobi, the incumbent are
afraid of Akala.”
The Labour Party advised Ajimobi to start
packing his load from the Agodi Government
House as the electorates in all the nooks and
crannies of of Oyo State, including Ibadan,
were already preparing to see him out of


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