After several hours of political card games, Bayo Adelabu has finally emerged as All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate for the 2019 governorship election in Oyo State, after seven aspirants including Lekan Alli, Dr. Azeez Adeduntan, Joseph Tegbe, Sola Ayandele, Owolabi Babalola, Alao-Akala, and Adeniyi Akintola all withdrew from the ongoing primary election holding at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan.
The decision of other aspirants stepping-down indicates that Bayo Adelabu is the only remaining candidate to be awarded the party ticket as the sole candidate. According to information gathered by GYOnlineNG.COM, says that Adeniyi Akintola was the last aspirant to have withdrawn from the race after he finally agreed to step down after “serious begging” from party leaders.
Adeniyi Akintola, after stepping down from Oyo APC primary, said: “I am taking this decision against the wish of my immediate family. I have listened to the advice of our party leaders, especially Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, I feel cheated and I hereby announce my exit from Oyo state party politics.”