18th February, 2011
Oyo Central Accord Party, AP, senatorial candidate, Chief Oyebisi Ilaka has condemned the government of Governor Adebayo Alao Akala inÂ Oyo State, saying that it stinks.
Ilaka who said this during a chat with Political Platform, described 2011 as the terminal year for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
He added that the people would vent their anger on the party at the April general election because of the poor performance of the incumbent governor.
The politician, who defected from PDP to AP, said, â€œincumbency is more of liability in Oyo State. They have the money, but we will use â€˜Omoluabiâ€™ to defeat them.â€
Ilaka, the Ladilu of Oyo kingdom, also assured the people of the ancient town and environs of effective representation in the senate.
He lamented that since 1999, no senator has emerged from Oyo, which he described as a marginalized town in the state.
â€œOyo township is marginalised, we have not produced governor, deputy governor, and senator since 1999. We deserve recognition and better treatment,â€ he said.
He hailed the growth of AP in the state, noting that its popularity stemmed from the integrity and credibility of its leader and governorship candidate, Senator Rashidi Ladoja.
â€œPDP, the oldest party is in crisis, ACN has chances but may not get over its limitations. AP is the last resort. It stands out as a decent party and people still remember Senator Ladoja as an incorruptible governor and good administration.â€
Ilaka, who exuded confidence about his senatorial ambition, said that he would beat the PDP candidate, Mrs. Jumoke Akinjide and ACN flagbearer, Hon Ayo Adesan, at the poll.
â€œJumoke Akinjide is only popular on the pages of newspaper, if her brother, Abayomi, is the candidate, I will say there is a contest. She relies on the name of her father. She does not have the weight. Her father contested under NPN for governorship against the late Bola Ige. He was defeated,â€ he said.
Ilaka promised to attract dividends of democracy to Oyo Central District, especially the rural areas.