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#2015ELECTIONS: Akala Gets Labour Governorship Ticket

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Adebayo Alao-Akala, former Governor of Oyo State has
emerged the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour
Party in Oyo State.
Akala got the ticket after all the five governorship
aspirants of the party stepped down for him at the
party’s congress.
Akala, a former chieftain of the Peoples Democratic
Party, PDP had expressed dissatisfaction over the
handling of the PDP primaries, which produced Teslim
Folarin, former Senate leader as the party’s
governorship candidate.
He decamped to the Labour Party on Monday as he
stayed away from the venue of the PDP primary
election.
The five aspirants of the Labour Party who withdrew for
Akala include Sarafadeen Alli, former Chairman, Odu’a
Investment Limited, Nurudeen Akinyo, Kazeem Adedeji,
Olu Abiala and Olatunji Sadiq.
Lowo Obisesan, a former Commissioner under
Governor Abiola Ajimobi moved the motion to adopt
Akala as the party’s flag bearer while Popoola Igbeti
seconded the motion.
While giving his acceptance speech, Akala described his
emergence as the beginning of victory over darkness
adding that it was a very bold step that has put an end
to rumours and speculations within the political circuit in
Oyo State and Nigeria in general.
Akala, who maintained that no politician or group of
people have ever been a monopoly of winning formula
for all elections, expressed optimism that he would
come out victorious in the 2015 governorship election in
Oyo State.

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