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Alao-Akala, Teslim, Others to Formally Join APC on Saturday at Mapo Hall Ibadan

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All is now set for former Oyo State governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, former Senate Leader Teslim Folarin and secretary to the state government during Governor Rashidi Ladoja’s tenure, Chief Ayodele Adigun, to formally defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In what is tagged the mother of all defections, also expected to join the party are Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, Hon. Segun Odebunmi, Rauf Olaniyan, Hon. Ayoola Makanjuola, Alhaji Rasaq Gbadegesin, alongside their supporters.
The ceremony billed for Saturday, December 16 at Mapo Hall, Ibadan has already received the blessing of APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is expected in Ibadan for the event.

Alao-Akala had defected to the Labour Party (LP) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2014 to contest the 2015 governorship poll which he lost to Governor Abiola Ajimobi while Senator Folarin had also contested and lost on PDP platform.

A statement issued in Ibadan on Wednesday by the state’s Publicity Secretary of APC, Olawale Sadare and made available to journalists said other leaders of the party from the South-west are also expected at the ceremony.

Sadare said: “Some of the political bigwigs who had joined APC since last year and a whole lot of others just coming in would be unveiled during a rally at Mapo Hall, Ibadan, on Saturday.”

The spokesperson added that, “with the calibre of those expected to join the party, it could be concluded that the battle over who takes over from Governor Abiola Ajimobi, would be fought and won only within APC.”

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