JUST IN: Former Governor Of Oyo State Alao Akala Is Dead5 min read
JUST IN: Former Governor Of Oyo State Alao Akala Is Dead.
According to a report reaching us, the former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao Akala is dead.
Though details of his death are still sketchy at the time of filing this report, It was gathered that the Oyo State-born politician died last night after returning from Abuja.
However, the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Dr Olatunde Abdluazeez, told The newsmen that “the news of his death is out.”
He said, “The news of his death is out. He did his best for the state. May his soul rest in peace.”
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Akala was Governor of Oyo State between 2007 and 2011 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The 71-year-old was the candidate of the ADP in the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state before defecting to the APC.
According to The Punch, Alao-Akala was a former police officer and a former Deputy Governor to Chief Rashidi Ladoja. He became governor when Ladoja was impeached.
More to come shortly…
APC Is Evil, Nigerians Will Not Be Happy With Us If PDP Loses In 2023 — Wike
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said the decision on zoning of the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be determined by both the mood of Nigerians and choosing a candidate that will win the Presidential election for the party.
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Speaking when he led top chieftains of the PDP on a visit to his Oyo State counterpart, Governor Seyi Makinde, at the state secretariat, Ibadan, Governor Wike disclosed that the PDP is guided by the fact that Nigerians will be unhappy if the party fails to pick a candidate that will win the 2023 presidential election.
He said it was important for all PDP members to unite to pick a candidate to win election and rescue Nigeria from what he described as the evil administration of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
“You should understand that when it comes to the issue of the presidency, we have divergent views. By the end of the day, PDP would sit down and look at the mood of Nigerians, what are Nigerians talking about. How do we win this election? So that is what is important to us.
“Whichever way we must sit down and take the best decision that will make Nigerians happy that will make us win the election.
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“I’m not interested in saying yes that it should be zoned to the South, we have already canvassed our position, but that does not mean that we would not also listen to our own brothers on the other side.
“But, at the end of the day, we will take a decision that would help the party to move forward.
“Nigerians cannot continue to suffer; and God will not forgive PDP if we don’t rescue Nigeria.
“This is because if we lose it this time around, Nigerians will not be happy with us. We cannot allow this evil to continue. The All Progressives Congress (APC) is evil.”
Governor Wike reiterated the need for synergy among key party stakeholders across the different geo-political zones to produce a candidate that Nigerians can accept to pave the way for a successful outing at the polls.
Speaking on his mission to his Oyo State counterpart, Wike noted that he was in the state to condole Governor Makinde on the death of the Olubadan of Ibadanland and thank him for seeing to the successful conduct of the National Convention of the PDP.
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Those on the entourage of Governor Wike include a former governor of Rivers State, Celestine Omehia; former Deputy Speakers of the House of Representatives, Honourable Chinudom Nwuche and Austin Opara; former Presidential Adviser on Ammesty Office and Managing Director of NDDC, Mr. Timi Alaibe; a former Minister of Transport and the Chairman of the Rivers State PDP, among others.
Speaking earlier, Makinde stressed the importance of unity among party members for the PDP to be successful in the 2023 polls.
He urged politicians to always seek power for the betterment of the nation.
Governor Makinde added that Nigerians were waiting for the PDP to take over from the APC.
Makinde said, “For us in Oyo State, we are following in your footsteps by giving dividends of democracy to our people. It is all about serving the people.
“You mentioned just now about individuals jostling for the Presidency of our country under our party’s banner and what they need to know. Well, you have demonstrated it, and this is what we are doing in Oyo State.”
Governor Dave Umahi Joins Presidential Race, Informs Buhari
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has declared his intention to contest for Presidency in 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Umahi made his intention public shortly after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the State House in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
This development is coming a day after the National Leader of the ruling APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, revealed his plan to run for the office on the platform of the APC
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