Former Governor Alao Akala Dumps PDP for APC
The gale of defection currently rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), shifted to Oyo State on Friday with the defection of former governor of Oyo State and Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), may have finally dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
The two prominent members of the PDP, a senator from Benue State, Senator Samuel Otorm and former Secretary to the Akwa-Ibom State Government under the tenure of Governor Godswill Akpabio, Umama Uman had defected to the APC.
Akal according to sources dumped the PDP to protest the injustice meted to him during the last two ward congresses held in the state.
A prominent supporter of the former governor, who wants to remain anonymous, told newsmen on Thursday in Ogbomoso that Alao-Akala may announce his defection from the party any moment from now.
He said that Alao-Akala dumped the party because of the injustice meted out to him at the two ward congresses held in the state, in which an unpopular candidate was been lorded over him and other aspirants.
Alao-Akala, a political gladiator in the state hails from the ancient Ogbomoso town of Oyo State.
According to the arrangement, the APC will hand Mr. Akala ticket for the Oyo Nort Senatorial district, while negotiations for all House of Representatives seats, Members of House of Assembly seats and Caretaker Chairmen of Ogbomoso zone is in progress between APC and the former governor.
The source told journalists that his principal dumped the party, having been unjustly treated, likewise some other aspirants and PDP members in the state.
He said that some members of the party at the PDP National Secretariat, including Mr Uche Secondus, the party’s National Deputy Chairman were bent on imposing an unpopular candidate through the back door.
The two ward congresses held in the state had been with several issues ranging from violence and appearance of fake lists in Abuja.
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