Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan
Former governor of Oyo State, Mr Adebayo Alao-Akala, has dumped ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to secure the gubernatorial ticket of Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the 2019 general election.
Akala, formerly a gubernatorial aspirant under APC was on Sunday issued a Certificate of Return as the gubernatorial candidate of ADP.
A release issued by Head, New Media and Public Affairs. Alao-Akala Campaign Organisation, Mr. Jeremiah Akande, said his securing the party's ticket came to being after a ratification exercise carried out at the weekend at the party's secretariat along Mokola Sango-U.I Road, Oremeji, Mokola, Ibadan.
Present at the event include the national officers of the party from Abuja, led by Mrs Oliza, National Organizing Secretary, National Treasurer, Mr. Iboro Ige-Edaba, as well as officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ).
Akala in his acceptance speech then directed his supporters all over the state to collapse all structures and groups within the Alao-Akala political family into ADP with Immediate effect, stating that the journey towards realising the 2019 Mandate has begun in earnest.