Two weeks after denying OYO INSIGHT’s report that he was planning to defect to the African Democratic Congress, ADC, former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala yesterday met his former boss and predecessor, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja.
The meeting is coming six days to the governorship primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
Alao-Akala, Ladoja’s former deputy, is one of the 8 aspirants who bought the APC governorship nomination forms.
However, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, sources confided, is not considering Alao-Akala for the plum job.
This newspaper had, on September 10th, 2018, reported how Alao-Akala met former senate leader, Oloye Teslim Folarin and former House of Representatives’ member, Mudasiru Kameel Akinlabi at his Bodija, Ibadan residence. The trio were members of the Peoples Democratic Party. Folarin and Akinlabi represented Oyo Central senatorial district and Oyo federal constituency twice. They have obtained the APC nomination forms to go for a third term. Folarin left the Senate in 2011 while Akinlabi left the House of Representatives in 2015.
OYO INSIGHT had exclusively reported how the trio and other people who defected into the party have not been finding it comfortable working Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
Alao-Akala, this newspaper recalled, denied the story, saying that “I was in Ibadan on Friday. I didn’t leave this house on Friday. I am in APC to contest the 2019 governorship election.
But at yesterday’s meeting, Alao-Akala who met Ladoja at his Ondo Street Bodija residence around 8 pm left about an hour later. The two leaders were said to have had a closed-door
The meeting, sources told OYO INSIGHT, was held behind closed-door as aides of the two former governors were excused.
Though details of the meeting is still sketchy as at the time of filing this report, it was further learnt that it cannot be disconnected from the 2019 election.