In the aftermath of the controversy trailing the last Monday’s re-run ward congresses held by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, former governor of the state and one of the governorship aspirants, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has threatened to quit the party.
Alao-Akala was among the seven of the governorship aspirants, who, on Wednesday, protested against the clean bill of health given to the conduct of the ward congresses by Idi Hong, the chairman of the team that supervised the congress.
The proposed move by the former governor, said to be his own way of protesting the injustice melted to him in the party, was made known to journalists in Ibadan on Thursday by one of his prominent supporters who would not want his name in print.
He said the defection may be any moment from now, following the allegation that an unpopular candidate was being favoured over him and other aspirants.
Ahead of the controversial ward congresses, Alao-Akala had become a beautiful bride among other political parties, including the All Progressives’ Congress (APC), who are wooing him into their fold.
The Ogbomoso-born former governor was the deputy to former Governor Rashidi Ladoja between 2003 and 2006 when Ladoja was impeached and he took over and became the governor of the state from 2007 to 2011 on the platform of the PDP.
The source told our reporter that his principal might dump the PDP having been unjustly treated, likewise some other aspirants and PDP members in the state.
He alleged that some members of the party at the national secretariat, including Uche Secondus, the party’s National Deputy Chairman, were bent on imposing an unpopular candidate through the back door.
It would be recalled that the two ward congresses held in the state had been with several issues ranging from violence and appearance of fake lists from Abuja.