The spokesman of the Chairmanship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Ogbomoso North Local Government Area, Hon. Kabir Ayoade, has described former governor of Oyo state, Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala as a political prostitute seeking relevance in Ogbomoso North.
Akala, the leader of All Progressives Congress in Oyo state had in an interview on Friday boasted that if election were to be conducted in Ogbomoso North, nobody can take it from him.
According to him, even with Seyi Makinde as the Governor, no body can win election in Ogbomoso North if we are allowed to participate in proper election.
He said the PDP candidate from Aguodo/Masifa can not even win Councilorship election let alone a chairmanship election, saying his candidate representing Ogbomoso North Constituency, Wumi Oladeji is from there.
The former governor also said PDP has done a great mistake by peering Muslims as their flag-bearers in his local government.
But reacting to the statement, the spokesman of the PDP candidate in Ogbomoso North said he find it grossly irresponsible that an acclaimed leader who is supposed to be a father to all is trying to divide the people of Ogbomoso along religious lines and sentiments for his own evil agenda.
The statement signed on Saturday evening by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Dr Ayomide Adetoyese, quoted that Akala’s recent actions do not come as a surprise but only a confirmation of what everyone already knows.
“Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala is nothing but a political prostitute who jump from one political party to another to capture power, from PDP to Labour Party, ADP, and now APC, this singular act and old age has made him amnesiac, what a shame!”
It reads: “Our attention has been drawn to a recent interview granted by the former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala to IATV Africa, casting aspersions on the choice of the PDP’s candidates for the post of Chairman and Vice Chairman Ogbomoso North Local Government, in the coming Oyo State Local Government Elections.
“To start with, we find it grossly irresponsible that an acclaimed leader who is supposed to be father figure to all is trying to divide the people of Ogbomoso along religious lines and sentiments for his own evil agenda.
“The people of Ogbomoso North Local Government and the entire town in general live together in peace and harmony regardless of the differences in religion or philosophical ideals. Therefore, Alao Akala’s comments are inciting as they are capable of causing unnecessary unrest in a peaceful society.
“It is very important to state that leadership is about capacity and acceptance. It is about who can get the job done and who is well accepted by the people, the original owners of the mandate. Insinuating that Hon. AyoAde Kabir and Alhaja Oritoke candidature is faulty because of their personal faith and religious beliefs is beneath acceptable for an acclaimed leader. Otunba Akala and his cohorts no doubts, are determined to disrupt the peaceful co-existence of the good people of Ogbomoso Land.”