God Told Me To Re-contest Oyo Governorship – Alao-Akala


Adebayo Alao-Akala has said that God, along with his family and stakeholder, asked him to re-contest for the state's 2019 governorship election.

He said this on Wednesday while receiving members of the Akala Support Group in his residence in the Bodija area of Ibadan, the state capital.

“Patriotic people of Oyo State, for quite some time now, I have been inundated by telephone calls and  text messages from well-meaning citizens and subjected to intense pressure.

''I have been receiving these messages  from Destiny Group, corporate bodies, political associates and friends alike to stage a comeback to the governorship seat in the state.

“Having communed with my creator, the Almighty God, my immediate family and due consultations with critical stakeholders, I do solemnly offer myself to contest for the governorship seat in 2019. So help me God,” he said.

Alao-Akala  said  he was contesting with a view to consolidating on and surpassing  the achievements recorded so far by Gov. Abiola Ajimobi.

He claimed  that he endeavoured “ to put smiles on the faces of people within available resources’’  when he was governor  between  2007  and  2011.

Alao-Akala  commended the  efforts of  Ajimobi who had  been  governing  the state in the last seven years.

Earlier, Dr Fola Akinosun, the Chairman of  Akala Support Group, had  described Alao-Akala as the most qualified and experienced among all those who had  declared interest in the governorship race.

Akinosun, who is a member of  the Buhari Campaign Organisation, said  this was not the time to experiment in the choice of leadership.

Mr Olu Abiala, a former NLC Chairman in the state, also said the  visit was to appeal to Alao-Akala to listen to the call by no fewer than 5,000 members of the group to contest.

NAN reports that among those present at the  forum  were human rights activists, labour leaders,  traders as well as  representatives of  youth and  women groups.

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