The 2019 Governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP) and Former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala has revealed that he hasn’t approached any leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, so that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, would not bother him about his ongoing case.
Akala, who clocked 70 on Wednesday, was reacting to a story that he rejoined the All Progressive party, APC in order to be protected.
According to the Ogbomoso-born politician, “They said I joined the APC because I had a case with the EFCC. I swear with all that I have in my possession that I have not approached any APC member to help me because of my case with the EFCC. The case with EFCC is not about any political witch-hunt. They didn’t charge me with embezzlement. They said we constructed some kilometres of road. I asked who did it and they said local government chairmen. Am I a local government chairman? They have charged the wrong person. They are just wasting my time. I didn’t go to the APC because of that; I swear on that.“
In a report by Oyo Insight, Akala Asked what advise he has for young people, he said: “Life has taught me that you must be focused and must create agenda for yourself. In my memoir, (I recalled how) when everything was blank when I left primary school, I made up my mind that I must advance in my studies. At a point, I became a mechanic. At a time, I became a farmer and at another time, I became a tailor after primary education before I went to Ghana. You have to know how to trust in God and do things moderately. Women (womanise), moderately, drink moderately. I had a lot of people smoking around me, I tried it but it didn’t go down well with me.”
He said Iya Alaro, his grandmother, had the greatest influence on his life. “My father died when I was two years old and my mother was under 30, so she had to leave me with Iya Alaro. Many people didn’t know that I was not her son.”