Like a starved greyhound, Alao Akala swallows his vomit, set to join the APC

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Like a starved greyhound, Alao Akala swallows his vomit, set to join the APC

Like a starved greyhound, Alao Akala swallows his vomit, set to join the APC
December 08
16:51 2015

· Former governor of Oyo ditches under-achieving LP to join APC

In the annals and cutthroat world of Nigerian politics, the successful politicians have always passed off as ‘made-men’ or the Nigerian version of Italian gang-lords; the unsuccessful ones however, always pass of as lesser gangsters – disposable muscles at the bottom of the totem pole of the country’s political class. More often than not, the latter manifests on the political circuit like 50-cent prostitutes, or N50 commercial sex workers, if you like, jumping from one political party to the other, in desperate pursuit of the next plum political office or deal.

Alao Akala, former Governor of Oyo State and serial gubernatorial candidate, emerges as Oyo’s most pitiful politician. Like a starved greyhound, Akala, has swallowed his own vomit. He has gobbled up his bile like a sumptuous dish of amala, gbegiri and ewedu; as you read Akala has recanted his scathing denunciation of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to suffocate the party in a crushing embrace.
It’s official; Alao Akala is planing to join the APC.

The Capital findings revealed that Akala achieved his bid to join the ruling party after pleading and groveling at the feet of the party’s chieftains for months, to accept him and save him from going into extinction with his under-achieving PDP and LP.

If there was an avatar for instability and inconsistency, the rambunctious and rabble-rousing man would clearly fit the bill. The mottle-complexioned politician lived up to his reputation as a fair-weather politician when he ditched the PDP to join the APC.

To avid followers of Akala’s chequered trajectory, this recent development did not come as a surprise. Years ago, after defecting from the PDP, he and his loyalists joined the Labour Party. Now, he is having a whirlwind soap opera romance with the APC, a party that he had riled and ridiculed its chieftains with too much bile and venom. Despite the touted benefits of his membership of the ruling party, Akala’s recent political adventure has been likened to a moth’s fatal attraction to flame, by political pundits. He will certainly get burnt, so argued a source within the APC.

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