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Alao-Akala among first persons I consulted—Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday paid condolence visits to the families of late former governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala; late Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi and late Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, where he recalled his various forms of a personal relationship with the three personalities while they were alive. 

Speaking at the Ogbomoso family home of Alao-Akala, Osinbajo recalled that the late former governor was one of the first few people he consulted when he was nominated as vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015. 

Upon being told of the APC nomination, the Vice President said Alao-Akala’s remark was, “Professor politics is not child’s play. Osinbajo referred to AlaoAkala as his go-to person for advice; one who was kindhearted, decent, and generous with his time, advice and resources. 

Osinbajo said of Alao-Akala: “When in 2015 I was nominated as vice presidential candidate of the APC, one of the very first people that I consulted with was Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala. 

“In fact, my dear brother and friend, Professor Oyelowo Oyewo, was the one with whom I arranged to meet him in Ikoyi and we met several times thereafter and he gave me advice as you would have imagined how a politician of note would. 

Daniel Adejo