The All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed some of the demands made by former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, before agreeing to pitch his tent with the party and its candidate, Adebayo Adelabu, for the March 9 governorship election.
According to a statement signed by Southwest Zonal Secretary of the party, Ayo Afolabi, APC did not induce Alao-Akala financially as being alleged.
According to Afolabi, “this type of allegation can only exist in the minds and imagination of heavily corrupt PDP and their supporters. It is out of place for APC to give financial inducement to anyone with a view to gain or get the support of any one talk-less of a person of Gov Akala’s calibre who was until some six month ago a strong member of our Party.”
On what the party actually promised Alao-Akala to get his support, Afolabi said: “Akala made some certain demands which includes among others: the completion of the Teaching hospital in Ogbomosho which he wanted to be put to immediate use as soon as possible, the issue of LAUTECH which he wanted the governments of APC to address immediately and other Sundry issues which are the basic ingredients for good governance.”
The party scribe described as blackmail, reports and allegations that APC offered money to Alao-Akala in order for him to drop his governorship bid on the platform of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in order to work for Adelabu.
“We therefore enjoin the public to ignore such ranting of lazy minds whose only intentions is to play politics with the integrity of our party and confuse the public.” Afolabi concluded.