I WIll Win Without Alao Akala, Olagunju Recounts Regrets
Adebayo Alao-Akala

Oyo House of Assembly speaker, Honourable Olagunju Ojo, has affirmed his loyalty to Governor Abiola Ajimobi, stating his regret to have joined former governor Adebayo Alao Akala in the Action Democratic Party (ADP).

Akala, who had recently dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the ADP, is known to have been Ojo’s political leader, over the years.

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Ojo, who spoke with Nigerian Tribune, said that though he had no friction with Akala, he had reached a time in his political career when he could be free from his master.

Responding to how he intended to win without the much-known clout of Akala in Ogbomoso, Ojo said wonders of God that would bring about his victory at the polls were bound to happen.

He said, “I remain in APC. I won’t defect from APC to other political parties. Former Governor Alao Akala remains my oga, but now our political affiliations are different so I will remain in APC.

“There is time for everything; a time to follow and a time to have your own freedom. There will be a time when a master will free a learner.

“By the grace of God, you will see wonders in 2019. Remember that in 1999, I wasn’t under anybody before I won the election and became the Deputy Speaker. Let us leave everything to God.

“Politically, 100 per cent of my loyalty is with Governor Abiola Ajimobi. While as a leader in Ogbomoso, I have no friction with former governor Alao Akala.

“If you look at my antecedents, I have always been a progressive since the time I joined politics as far back as 1999. I contested on the platform of the Social Democratic Party in 1990 and I won as a councillor.

“In 1999, I contested under the platform of the Alliance for Democracy to this same House of Assembly and I won. Apart from some years in between, that I joined PDP because of some necessities at home, then. Now, I am back to where I belong.”