Alao-Akala’s biography: Obasanjo punctures ex-gov’s stories

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President Olusegun Obasanjo said the alliance deputy, Abubakar with late Dr Alex Ekwueme during the 2003 primary election the Peoples Democratic collapsed after Ekwueme defeated at the poll.

Obasanjo said this in on Thursday at the public presentation ‘Amazing Grace’, a biography Oyo Governor, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala.

Obasanjo, who the on the occasion, gave the explanation correct an aspect of the , where the author claimed that backed down before the primary poll.

He said, “Again, did not back down as you claimed until Alex Ekwueme defeated at the primary of PDP in 2003, as Atiku’s agreement with Ekwueme be Ekwueme’s running mate and Ekwueme, as President, spending three years and resigning for Atiku complete the fourth year and then for Atiku contest election in own right in 2007.

was after the result of the primary that Atiku backed down. If you put that way, was when there was choice.”

Obasanjo also faulted the roles played by Alao-Akala in the failure of the South-West produce the Speaker of the of Representatives, which Aminu eventually won.

He said Alao-Akala first proposed Ajibola Muraina and he (Obasanjo) and others accepted him, adding that Alao-Akala later began to lobby for Mulikat Akande, who was eventually defeated by .