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Alao- Akala denies withdrawing from guber race

11 September 2014, 14:36

Ibadan - A former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, on Wednesday in Ogbomoso  said that he had not withdrawn from the  2015 gubernatorial race in the state as reported by some online media.

Alao-Akala, a PDP governorship aspirant, said he would contest the election in line with the request of his admirers who he said were clamouring for his return.  

Also read : Alao-Akala to declare 2015 ambition soon

Some online media had reported that Alao-Akala had withdrawn from the gubernatorial race to pave way for Ayoade Adeseun

Adeseun, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Capital Market, hails from Alao-Akala’s Ogbomoso Zone and  recently returned to  the PDP  from the APC.

"Presently, I don’t own myself to have done that. I am contesting as a result of the calls from the people. I am assuring my people that nothing of such happened and will not.

"They called on me to run again and I have heeded the call. I promise not to take actions without the people’s authority,’’ he said.

-   NAN

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