Alao Akala has decamped from PDP to Labour Party, LP, at the last minute. Remember his son, Olamiju Akala began an early campaign for him with Omobanke in attendance few months ago in Ibadan where he openly flagged off his father’s governorship campaign under the umbrella of PDP? Well sadly, the one-time former Governor of Oyo State has quit the party. Though people say he left because it became obvious the party wanted another candidate, Alaka however claims he left when his teeming supporters asked him to quit because of insincerity and injustice taking place in the party.
Mr Abraham Ojo, his media aide in a press statement also buttresses the former governor’s claims saying the party has not been fair.
“Thousands of supporters of the former governor stormed the Bodija residence to deliberate on the way forward, after the injustice meted to him by the PDP.
“After series of meetings and discussions, they all decided to dump the PDP and move to an alternative party, which is Labour Party.”
“Everybody in the state knows that Alao-Akala and his supporters are strong pillars that hold the party and if a genuine delegate congress is conducted, Alao-Akala will always win, but since the national secretariat has given in to the manipulations of the minority in the party, we have no option but to quit.”
He also noted that they never participated in the party’s primaries and he wonders where they got the results where they said Akala had two votes in the primaries. He has made his intention to quit the party known since Sunday, after meeting with his teeming supporters in Ogbomoso and later on Monday in Ibadan, even before the process started.
“It is laughable and ridiculous to say Alao-Akala scored two votes in the primaries he did not even participate in. He is a political giant who has been a bride to all political parties in the state since the PDP travails started,” he added.
Chief Jacob Adetoro, Chief Adigun Irawo, General Yusuf Braimoh, some past commissioners and local government chairmen left with him.