The Oyo State Movement for Democracy, MFD, has charged former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala not to succumb to any undue pressure especially within the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State and Governor Abiola Ajimobi, especially in any attempt geared towards making him drop his 2019 governorship ambition in the state.
The MFD Initiator, Dan Ogunosun, stressed that in as much as majority of the people of Oyo State are presently beckoning on Otunba Alao-Akala to come back in 2019 as the next governor of the state, the former governor should not allow anyone deter him not to listen to the voices of reasoning by turning down the anti-masses call.
“We in MFD are hereby urging Otunba Alao-Akala not to disappoint the good people of Oyo state by turning deaf ears to attempts to cajole and persuade him to forget about contesting the 2019 governorship election.
“Those that might be mounting pressure on him not to contest have their selfish agenda. What they want Is a stooge they can pocket and have total control over and they know Akala is too big for their pocket hence their main reason for trying all possible means to stop him from contesting in 2019.
“Oyo state does not need an inexperienced person as the governor in 2019, experience and ability to carry people along are the major factors and that is what Akala personifies.
“It is a fact that of all those claiming to have governorship ambition for the 2019 election in Oyo state, none of them can equate Otunba Alao-Akala in terms of popularity, experience, acceptability and grassroots politics including those claiming to be the anointed or identified aspirants of Governor Abiola Ajimobi”.
“On our part at MFD, we are not ready to rest on our oars at ensuring that in Oyo state, come 2019, we put a round peg in the round hole by making Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala contest and win the governorship election, and it is pertinent to charge other lovers of Oyo state and democracy to join us in prevailing on Otunba Alao-Akala to without wasting time come out and make his intention known as the people of Oyo state are awaiting his declaration.
“Once again, we are pleading with all supporters of Otunba Alao Akala in and across Oyo state to remain steadfast and be prepared to frustrate the tyrannical ploy of Ajimobi headlong not minding the consequences,” he added.