By Akeem Abas
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Saturday in Ibadan declared the dying of opposition events in Oyo State.
Tinubu made the declaration throughout a mega rally on the historical Mapo Hall, whereas receiving former Gov. Adebayo Alao-Akala, former Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin and hosts of others into the APC.
Among the defectors are Sen. Brimoh Yusuf, Chief Ayodele Adigun, Hon. Asimiyu Alarape, Hon. Dokun Odebunmi, Hon Ademola Ojo, Chief (Mrs) Olanrewaju Otiti, Mr Rauf Olaniyan and Funke Adesiyan.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that the APC National Leader was joined by Governor Abiola Ajimobi(Oyo), Governor Rauf Aregbesola(Osun), Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), to obtain the defectors.
NAN additionally experiences that the occasion coincided with the 68th birthday of Ajimobi.
“Today is essential due to the governor’s birthday. I actually thank God for my pal, Alao-Akala and others for becoming a member of the APC.
“I additionally thank God for Folarin and Amb. Taofeek Arapaja too. This APC home is nice for all of us. I’m assured that right this moment’s large defection into the APC has completed opposition events in Oyo State.
“We are completely happy to have you ever in and we’re pleased with our occasion,’’ he mentioned.
The former Lagos State governor mentioned that the APC was the one progressive occasion in Nigeria and Africa, urging the individuals to vote APC within the 2019 election.
Ajimobi mentioned that Alao-Akala and different defectors had been the few good, clever and weighty individuals within the opposition events throughout the state.
“The defection of Alao-Akala and others to the APC is a transparent pointer that opposition events within the state had been completed,’’ he mentioned.
Aregbesola and Akeredolu appreciated the large turnout on the rally, saying they’re pleased with Ibadan and its individuals for embracing the APC massively.
In their varied responses, Alao-Akala, Folarin, Arapaja and others pledged their loyalty to the occasion, saying they’ve joined the occasion for good.
“There is dynamism in politics. Today, we’re in APC for actual and can abide by the occasion guidelines. I salute Tinubu, our chief and my brother, Ajimobi for welcoming us into the occasion.
“ I assure you that APC is the only party in Oyo State. All that is needed now is to pick who be what and when. The PDP is dead in Oyo State”, Alao Akala mentioned.
NAN experiences that particular prayers had been earlier held on the Government House Mosque and Chapel to commemorate the governor’s 68th birthday. The prayer session was attended by outstanding politicians, members of
the state govt council, clergies and hosts of effectively wishers.