Former Governor of Oyo State and governorship candidate of the Labour Party in the state governorship election, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has denied that the Labour Party signed any agreement to work with the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming polls.
The former governor, who spoke through his Director of Public Affairs, Oludare Ogunlana, on Tuesday, said the LP and the APC had different ideologies, adding that the APC-led government in the state was only enriching a few capitalists at the expense of the masses.
In a statement by the APC chairman in the state, Akin Oke, which was signed by the party’s Director of Publicity and Strategy, Olawale Sadare, Oke said there was no basis for any pact with the former governor and his LP since the ruling party did not need LP to win the forthcoming elections.
Alao-Akala said, “LP has its own ideology and it can never be like the APC, a party that has no sympathy for the poor masses. Rather than make sure the people benefit from its projects, the present administration continues to empower few capitalists and thereby inflicting untold hardship on the people.”
In his response, Oke said, “Our great party, APC, has not and will never enter into any unwholesome pact with Alao-Akala or LP, or any other character with tainted record of service.”