Former Oyo State Governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has declared his ambition to run for the state’s governorship in 2019 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
The former deputy governor and later governor made the declaration on Wednesday at his Bodija home in Ibadan.
He said his decision to return to Government House was predicated on pressure from stakeholders in the state saying: “Patriotic people of Oyo State, for quite some time now, I have been inundated by telephone calls, text messages from well-meaning citizens and subjected to intense pressure. All these I have been receiving from Destiny Group, corporate bodies, political associates and friends alike to stage a comeback to the governorship seat in the state.
“Consequently, (this declaration is made) with all sense of responsibility and with a view to consolidating and surpassing the achievements recorded so far by Governor Abiola Ajimobi towards making the state better. Having communed with my Creator, the Almighty God, my immediate family and after due consultations with critical stakeholders, I do solemnly offer myself to contest the governorship seat in 2019. So, help me, God.”