Towards the birth of a formidable alliance against the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9 governorship election in Oyo State, a meeting of four major opposition governorship candidates has been slated to in Ibadan, the state capital, today.
Reports have it that the governorship candidates of the four major opposition parties in Oyo State plan to hold a meeting today, Friday. The meeting is believed to be parts of efforts to build a formidable alliance to beat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governorship candidates are: Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala (ADP), Engr. Seyi Makinde (PDP), Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (ADC) and Chief Sharafadeen Alli (ZLP).
Nigerian Tribune reports that Makinde, Lanlehin and Alli confirmed that they were invited to the meeting holding at the residence of Alao-Akala who reportedly convened the meeting two days after meeting with former governors and leader of the ZLP, Senator Rashidi Ladoja.
Alao-Akala, during the Tuesday meeting with Ladoja at the latter’s Bodija residence, stressed the need for a coalition of opposition parties to stop APC and Governor Abiola Ajimobi from installing a successor in the state.