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PHOTOS: Suspense As Adesoji Akanbi’s Posters ‘Without-Party-Logo’ Flood Ibadan, Ibarapa


Posters of the lawmaker representing Oyo South senatorial district, Sen. Adesoji Akanbi, have flooded major streets in Ibadan and Ibarapa, but without party logo.

Akanbi had signified intention to leave the All Progressives Congress, APC, following the ‘secret’ purchase of senatorial nomination forms by outgoing Governor Abiola Ajimobi. This was after the senator had written Ajimobi for political direction over his political future following pressure from his constituents.

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He, however, did not bother to purchase forms from APC for his re-election bid.

In areas like Mokola, Iyaganku, Oke-Ado, Liberty, Ring-Road, Bere, Mapo and other popular areas, the posters of Akanbi adorned strategic places with the logo of the APC conspicuously missing in the posters and billboards.

OYO INSIGHT further gathered that the senator had been in talks with the collegiate leadership of the opposition African Democratic Congress, ADC, in the state, including Senator Rashidi Ladoja, Chief Michael Koleoso, D.r Adebisi Busari and Chief Layiwola Olakojo.

Barring any last-minute change of decision, Akanbi may dump APC for the ADC this week, making the APC to lose one of the remaining two senators. The party had lost Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu during the party congress. 

This newspaper learnt that rather than forgo the ticket for Akanbi who has always been loyal to the party, Ajimobi promise to facilitate a ministerial position for Akanbi as compensation for his second term.

Akanbi had, in response, urged the governor to allow him return to the Senate for another four years, while the governor should take the ministerial slot so as to enrich the federal cabinet with his vast experience.

The governor, it was gathered, asked Senator Akanbi if he would leave the APC if he did not get a return ticket to the Senate, a question to which the Senator responded that he would take the appropriate decision “when the time comes.”

Ajimobi represented Oyo South in the National Assembly between 2003 and 2007 on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD).

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