Director General, Akala/Olaiya Campaign Organisation, Mr Wale Ohu, has discountenanced assertion of the chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Akin Oke, noting that his principal, former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, never had an agreement with Ajimobi on vying for the Senate, in London.
Speaking on the London meeting, Ohu said that Ajimobi came in company of Folarin to beg Alao-Akala to stay in the APC so that they could jointly tackle the Senator Rashidi Ladoja political family.
While noting that Ajimobi asked what the political aspiration of Alao-Akala was, Ohu said Alao-Akala responded by saying, “when we get to the bridge, we shall cross it.”
He described as ridiculous and undemocratic reaching such an agreement, noting that Alao-Akala had the political clout to win a Senatorial seat in Oyo North without having to rely on Ajimobi’s offer.
According to Ohu, Alao-Akala had always had his eyes on becoming governor again, and not vying for the Senate.
“There was never an agreement like that. Ajimobi was like a fish out of water and felt that Ladoja and his Accord party then, was giving him serious heat. He then believed that he seriously needed an Alao-Akala to save himself.
“Ajimobi had to run to London in the company of Folarin to beg Alao-Akala that he should not leave the party and let them stay together. He asked what would be the aspiration of each of them and Alao-Akala responded that when they get to the bridge, they shall cross it.”