Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Akala Emerges Labour Party governorship candidate
Former Oyo State Governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala today, Wednesday emerged the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in the state.
His emergence followed the decision of other aspirants to withdraw from the primaries.
Those that withdrew from the governorship race are Sarafadeen Alli, Nurudeen Aknyo, Kazeem Adedeji, Olu Abiala and Olatunji Sadeeq.
The aspirants gave in to Alao-Akala, choosing the leading aspirant before the former governor's arrival, Alli, as his running mate.
Akala had on Monday ditched the Peoples Democratic Party for the LP. This was 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.