Alao-Akala is Chairman Elders Advisory Council for Oyo APC – Governor Fayemi


Peter Ayoade, Ibadan

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has denied that he made and endorsed Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala as the leader of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State.

Fayemi made this known in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, on Wednesday following the controversy generated by Alao-Akala’s claim that he has been endorsed as the leader of the party by the national leadership.

The Unity Forum of the APC in the state also criticized the claim by the former Governor on Tuesday in a statement of being the leader of the party.

Fayemi said his meeting with the leaders of the APC in Oyo State over the weekend was not to confer leadership on Alao-Akala but an assignment by the national leadership, led by the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni.

The full statement of Oyebode reads:

Governor Kayode Fayemi was on an assignment on behalf of the National Reconciliation Committee of the APC in charge of the Oyo State crisis.

Governor Akala emerged as Chairman of the Party’s Advisory Council with other distinguished personalities like former Deputy Governors, Iyiola Oladokun and Alake Adeyemo together with the Party Chairman, Akin Oke as members.

They emerged as automatic members by virtue of being the highest elected office holders in the party.

Other Senatorial districts – Oyo South and Oyo Central are to nominate three members each on the advisory council.

The main responsibility of the advisory committee is to help oversee the activities of the party through registration.

At no point was any leader chosen at the Ibadan meeting.

Gov Fayemi has reported back to the National Headquarters the outcome of the meeting of party stakeholders in Ibadan.

Gov Fayemi was only a representative of the reconciliation committee.

At no time at the meeting or thereafter was any leader foisted on the party.


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