Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala has officially announced his departure from the All Progressive Congress (APC) for Action Democratic Party. He said he did not join People’s Democratic Party (PDP) nor African Democratic Congress (ADC) because of the fear of the unknown. He mentioned ideological differences.
He revealed this on a Yoruba interview programme on Lagelu FM on Monday morning.
“Once beaten twice shy,” he said.
He said he did not lose the APC governorship primary because he did not participate in the first place. He said he boycotted it.
“I have seen what APC did to us and we must be highly cautious this time. Ab initio, we didn’t join APC because of positions and I told my supporters too that they shouldn’t expect much there. I, however, hinted that if we were offered positions, we would accept them.
“I have been governor before and there is nothing new in my aspiration again if not for the need to heed the clarion call of the masses. I have left the APC and I am now in Action Democratic Party.”
He also explained the issues he has against the PDP and its candidate Seyi Makinde.
“I am his senior in PDP and we left same time. He has gone back to PDP. He is a personality with the rare gift of bringing people together. But maybe because of the people around him, he didn’t listen to advice. I can’t join forces with PDP this time around although no permanent enemy or friends in politics.”
The length and breadth of the matter is 2019 will be interesting to watch. Grab you seat and get a bowl of popcorn.