Former Governor of Oyo state Adebayo Alao Akala will contest the governorship election on the platform of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) after picking the party’s ticket.
The former governor who lost out in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries, has also directed all his supporters to join ADP.
The directive was issued after his emergence as the gubernatorial candidate of the party and certificate of return was presented to him in Ibadan.
“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,” said Jeremiah Akande, Head, New Media and Public Affairs of Alao-Akala Campaign Organization.
“This came to being 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 Alao-Akala are hereby enjoined to collapse all Structures and Groups within the ALAO-AKALA political family into the ADP with Immediate effect.