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Akala Set To Declare Governorship Ambition for 2015
« on: September 03, 2014, 06:06:56 AM »
The immediate past governor of Oyo State governor, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala yesterday laid to rest the speculation over his gubernatorial ambition in 2015, as he said he would on Thursday, declare his intention to run against the incumbent governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

Speaking with a team of journalists that visited him yesterday at his Bodija, Ibadan residence, Otunba Alao-Akala, disclosed that he would be declaring his intention to vie for the position of the governor on Thursday at Watershed Events Centre, Ibadan.

This is sequel to pressure mounted on him by stakeholders to run as governor of Oyo State come 2015.

But Akala told them that he will consult and made declare his intention soon.

‘‘On Thursday at Watershed Event Centre, I will be declaring my intention to run for the Oyo State governorship election in 2015, .

“ Gentlemen of the press , I have a lot to say , but wait till Thursday when I will declare my gubernatorial ambition against 2015 general elections . I want all of you to come and attend the event and I talk properly on that day,” he said.

Otunba Alao-Akala, an aspirant under the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), would be seeking his ambition against the backdrop of other aspirants.

The governorship aspirant, who is from Ogbomoso zone of the state told the media that he would be undertaking a procession with his supporters round Ibadan City on Thursday morning before moving to the venue.

Among those expected to attend the event on the day are PDP stalwarts, both National and State Executives Members, family members, Supporters and well wishers.

It would be recalled that Alao-Akala, who was elected as a deputy governor to former Governorship Rashidi Ladoja in 2003, later became the governor and ruled the state from 2007 to 2011.

Source: Leadership

 

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