The son of the former Oyo state governor, late Christopher Alao Akala, and a Federal House of Representatives member-elect, to represent Ogbomosho North/South/Oriire Federal constituency, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Hon Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala, has denied the statement credited to him that, he once said his late father was supporting the State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, during his live time.
Alao-Akala, who declared that the statement as misleading, fallacious and a trick to gain cheap popularity by the governor and his party, said the governor has lost support of the Oyo state electorates.
The lawmaker-elect, who made this disclosure on in a statement personally signed by him to debunk the misinformation by lie peddlers
The statement reads: “My attention has been drawn to a misleading, and fallacious statement doing the rounds on social media about my father’s stand and his purported endorsement of Engr Seyi Makinde.
“I want to authoritatively dismiss the mischievous claims as the handiwork of fake news purveyors and peddlers of lies. Otunba Alao-Akala had a cordial relationship with the Governor on account of being one of his predecessors but that doesn’t and hasn’t spilled into politics.
“Instead, as the respected and revered leader of the Oyo APC before his demise, Otunba Alao-Akala always put the interest of his party first and was crystal clear about his support for Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin’s gubernatorial ambition. Indeed, Senator Teslim Folarin had the unflinching support and backing of my father as the right man to lead Oyo State into a prosperous and inclusive governance.
‘I hereby advise disgruntled PDP rumor peddlers to desist from using the esteemed name of our patriarch in making baseless claims capable of misleading the general public.
“Rather than waste precious time and resources trying to curry undue endorsement, I urge PDP apologists to join the moving train of Oyo APC, which is Otunba Alao-Akala’s party, and our incoming Governor, Senator Teslim Folarin to move Oyo state forward”.