A former governor of Oyo State , Adebayo Alao -Akala , has directed his supporters to stay away from the All Progressives Congress governorship primary billed for Sunday .
The directive was contained in a statement issued on Saturday in Ibadan by Jeremiah Akande , the Head of New Media and Public Affairs, of Alao -Akala Campaign Organisation.
The statement , which described the scheduled primary as a sham, said the former governor would boycott the exercise.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Alao -Akala is a governorship aspirant in the state.
The statement quoted Alao -Akalaas calling on the national leadership of the APC to save the Oyo Chapter from collapse .
“ I am calling on the national leadership of the APC , President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the party to come to the aid of the Oyo APC which is on the brink of collapse .
“ This is due to the high -handedness and imposition of candidates on delegates who will vote at the primary election of the party taking place tomorrow by Gov. Abiola Ajimobi, ” the statement quoted Alao – Akala as saying .
Alao – Akala alleged that Ajimobi had perfected plans to impose an aspirant, Joseph Olasunkanmi Tegbe , on delegates .
He also alleged that the governor had sent his supporters to coerce and intimidate delegates to vote for Tegbe tomorrow at the party’ s primary against their free will.
“ I am a true party man and a committed loyalist of any cause I believe in. I wish to state categorically that I am not a pushover in the game of politics.
“ I am a well grounded and groomed politician who has occupied the number one seat of Oyo State , a politically-conscious state.
“ I will not be part of any move or attempt to subvert the true will and wish of the people by the selfish interest of an individual , ’’ he said .