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Alao-Akala Withdraw Gubernatorial Race, Endorses APC Candidate

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Hassan Ridwan, Ibadan

THE governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), in Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has dropped his ambition and adopted the endorsed the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adebayo Adelabu.

The former governor in a press release signed by Director General of his campaign organisation, Wale Ohu on Friday said , “The Alao-Akala Campaign of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), has decided to go into an alliance with the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adebayo Adekola Adelabu ahead of the March 9th Governorship and state elections in the state.

“However, all Action Democratic Party (ADP) candidates contesting for the House of Assembly seats will go into the elections with the full support of His Excellency, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala,” he added.

Alao-Akala had a meeting with APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, in Abuja following the outcome of the presidential and senatorial election held in the state.

The meeting may have come after Ajimobi lost Ajimobi lost his Oyo South senatorial bid to the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Muhammed Kola-Balogun.

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar also defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in Oyo State.

The ruling party in the state have to form an alliance with the former governor, who defected from the party to ADP in 2018, to create a stronger force in the March 9 governorship and state assembly elections after the PDP candidate won in 18 Local Government areas while Buhari won in 15.

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