Ogun Governorship: Hon. Akinlade Set To Rejoin APC This Week Ahead Of 2019 Poll
There are strong indications that barring any last minute changes, one of the key figures being tipped to clinch the Governorship seat of Ogun State come 2019, Hon. Ishaq Akinlade may have concluded plans to rejoin the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) in the State.
Reports have it that, the three-time former House of Representatives member, representing Ipokia/Yewa-South Constituency and a former Chairman of the House Committee on Science & Technonology has been wooed by the leadership of APC to return to where he belongs especially as the Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has thrown his weight behind Ogun-West producing the next Governor of the State.
Akinlade, we learnt, may have finally concluded plans to officially announce his defection this week and he has been oiling his powerful machinery across the state, holding meetings with stakeholders, not only within APC but thousands of PDP members that will go along with him to join the APC.
It will be recalled that Akinlade, the Baba-Adinni of Yewa-land celebrated his 50th birthday recently with huge presence of key members of Governor Amosun’s administration honoring him as part of them.
Meanwhile, there are insinuations in the state that, APC and Governor Amosun may have resolved to choose between the current Chief of Staff, Tolu Odebiyi and Hon Akinlade as the 2019 Ogun Governorship election approaches.