Supporters of former governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, have said his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not to cause trouble for the ruling party.
This was as they said those who were accusing the former governor of irrelevance because of non-allocation of positions to his supporters in the recently constituted local government executives were wrong, adding that Alao-Akala did not request for chairmanship seat for any of his supporters from Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
The supporters made their position known on the issue on Monday, during a chat with the Nigerian Tribune, in Ibadan, the state capital.
The supporters had defected alongside the former governor from the Labour Party (LP) to the APC.
In a release made available to the Nigerian Tribune by Honourable Peter Atoyebi from Ogo Oluwa Local Government Area of the state; Prince Wasiu Olukan, Honourable Ogede Ayinde, from Igboho and Honourable Eesuola from Oyo; the supporters averred that there was never a time the former governor requested for caretaker chairmanship positions from Governor Ajimobi for his followers
They said Governor Ajimobi himself affirmed it that Chief Alao-Akala did not defect to APC because of appointments but rather for the growth, progress and development of Ogbomoso community, Oyo State and the nation in general.
They affirmed that Chief Alao-Akala is a progressive-minded leader who is always ready to see to the development of individuals and the society