Akala picks Labour Party governorship ticket


Former Oyo State Governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala, on Wednesday emerged the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in the state.

His emergence followed the decision of other aspirants, Sarafadeen Alli, Nurudeen Aknyo, Kazeem Adedeji, Olu Abiala and Olatunji Sadeeq to withdraw from the primaries.

The aspirants were in deep discussions for about three days before they all gave in to Alao-Akala, with the leading aspirant before Alao-Akala’s arrival, Alli, accepting to be his running mate.

Akala had on Monday ditched the Peoples Democratic Party for the LP, shortly after the emergence of former Senate Leader, Teslim Kolawole Folarin, as the candidate of the PDP.

In his acceptance speech, Akala, who thanked the aspirants for their love, expressed his readiness to work with all of them to ensure victory for the LP in the state.

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