Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate and former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, on Tuesday flagged-off his February 28 gubernatorial electioneering campaign with market-to-market campaign.
The campaign, which took him and his team to Bola Ige International Market (BIM) (former Gbagi Market), Aleshinloye, Agbeni, Feleye, Amunigun and Labaowo literarily shut down the entire metropolis as the residents trooped out to cheer him.
The long convoy of vehicles that accompanied the governorship candidate also created traffic snarl, as all the routes leading to the markets visited by him were jampacked with vehicles and residents waving joyously at him.
Briefing journalists after the long hours of tour which terminated at his campaign office, Destiny House, Mokola, Ibadan, Alao-Akala explained that he started the campaign at the markets because of the centrality of market to human existence.
He disclosed that the traders, who on daily basis interact with people of diverse background were very important as media of information dissemination on what we stand for and what we would do if given the opportunity once again.
The governorship hopeful expressed satisfaction at his acceptability by the people as reflected in their warm reception, assuring that he would continue from where he stopped in 2011 if elected on the 28th of next month and ensure that the confidence reposed in him “is not misplaced”.