Former governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, on Friday [Mar 18], said that he pitied the present crop of state governors in the country over the state of economy. Alao-Akala said that he was happy that he lost the 2015 governorship election, noted that with the current state of economy he would have lost sleep.
The former governor, who spoke with newsmen in Abuja, when he visited the national Secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC), said that he is now a member of APC.
The former governor, who contested the last governorship election on the platform of Labour Party (LP), said:
I pitied the governors because of what they are going through now. I wouldn’t have been able to sleep with these dwindling monthly allocations. That was the reason I said that. I don’t know how I would have coped. It doesn’t go beyond that.
Chief Alao-Akala however, said that:
I’m at the national headquarters of my party, maybe, you don’t know that I’m in the APC. This is just to tell you that I’m a member of the APC. So, I have come to the national headquarters of my party to have a tete-a-tete with my leaders and the national chairman of the party, including my leaders from the South-West in the party structures. That is what I have come here to do.
To this end, he urged Nigerians to believe in the current leadership of APC, saying, there may be challenges initially but there are better days ahead.
According to him, "the change agenda has already started. It has not been the business as usual. Things have started changing. I know it’s purely for good purpose by the grace of God. When you are just coming on board, you will have challenges here and there. But sooner or later, you will get over it."