For the first time since his reported membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), former governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, has remarked that he was set to finalise the processes of joining the APC.
This is just as Governor Abiola Ajimobi has described Alao Akala as a formidable force, noting that the coming together of both of them would make them the most formidable force in the politics of the state.
Alao-Akala, speaking just after the Appeal Court sitting in Ibadan, reaffirmed the victory of Governor Abiola Ajimobi at the April 11 polls, said he was “dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s.”
Ajimobi noted that the partnership meant that any other opposition was inconsequential.
“Former governor Alao Akala is a formidable force. He is a force to be reckoned with in the politics of Oyo state and in Nigeria, in general.”
“An elephant in Ibadan when he goes to London will remain an elephant. An elephant in PDP, Labour will remain an elephant when he comes to APC.”
“Mention the big guns in Oyo State today; you will mention Ajimobi, Alao-Akala, Ladoja. We are the first 11. So his coming is good. If I now have an arm joining and we are one, who else is left? We don’t need to tell anybody that we are the most formidable.”