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September 19, 2020
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Akala: I’m No More Interested In Governorship Elections

A former Governor of Oyo state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala has declared that he would not take part in the future Governorship elections in Oyo State, but will however ensure a sellable candidate emerged through primary election in 2023.

Akala who governed the state between 2007 and 2011 said his decision to step aside from the governorship election would make it easier for him to discharge his responsibility as the chairman of Reconciliation Committee, a task bestowed on him by the late former governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

The former governor who spoke during a radio programme monitored by Daily Trust in Ibadan, the state capital said credible and transparent primary elections must be held ahead of 2023 elections.

Akala said the only reason people leave a political party is when they discovered that the leadership of such party cheated them by imposing candidates on them, but however  said he would ensure that the party fields popular candidates for all posts in 2023.

“I am no more interested in governorship race again in 2023, therefore, I am competent to talk to all the aspirants. All our aspirants are very competent but they should continue to pray for God’s guidance”, he said.

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