Oyo ADP Picks Alao-Akala As Gubernatorial Candidate

Former governor Adebayo Alao Akala has been picked as the governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) for the 2019 general elections.

Jeremiah Akande, Head, New Media and Public Affairs. Alao-Akala Campaign Organisation in a statement released in Ibadan on Sunday, enjoined all faithful and loyal supporters of Alao-Akala to collapse all Structures and Groups within the ALAO-AKALA political family into the Action Democratic Party (A.D.P) with immediate effect.

Akala had earlier pulled out of the APC gubernatorial primaries has been given certificate of return to be the party’s flag-bearer in Oyo state.

Since he raised that outcry, a number of parties, to include the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the ADP, had attempted to woo Alao Akala over to their camp.

The statement announcing Alao Akala’s move to the ADP read, “Former Governor of Oyo state Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala was today issued a Certificate of Return as Gubernatorial Candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Oyo State for next year’s General election.

“This came to be after a ratification exercise carried out on Saturday 6th of October, 2018 at the Party’s Secretariat along Mokola Sango-U.I Road, Oremeji, Mokola Ibadan where Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala emerged as the Gubernatorial candidate of the Party.

“The process which had National officers of the Party from Abuja led by Dr. (Mrs.) Oliza the National Organizing Secretary of the party and Hon. Iboro Ige-Edaba who is the National Treasurer in attendance was witnessed by INEC officials from the State headquarters in Ibadan.

“In view of the above, all faithful and loyal supporters of His Excellency, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala are hereby enjoined to collapse all Structures and Groups within the Alao Akala political family into the Action Democratic Party (ADP) with Immediate effect.”

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