By OLA AJAYI
IBADAN— Former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, has distanced himself and his loyalists from last week’s money laundering allegation against wife of the incumbent Governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi.
He said those who made the allegation were not genuine members of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Akala advised Ajimobi to watch those who donated their relatives to his cabinet.
He stressed it was baseless for members of the Action Congress of Nigeria to be insinuating that authentic members of the PDP were behind the allegation.
“I am sure that he knows them. Those behind the alleged money laundering are the PDP members who donated some people to Ajimobi’s cabinet”, he said.
The ex-governor gave this hint at the execution of constituency projects of Ayoola Adeleke, a lawmaker representing Ogbomoso North Constituency in Ogbomoso.
Describing the rumour that it was PDP members who started it as a mere wishful thinking, he added: “The truth of the matter is that the ACN leadership is just making baseless allegations against the PDP over the money laundering issue.
“I want Governor Ajimobi to know that those behind the rumour are not true and authentic members of the PDP. Rather, they are the ones who went to the ACN to support him when he was contesting the governorship election in 2011”, Akala noted.
“I don’t know the source of information of that online medium whose name is not even familiar.
However, I have been concerned about the continued allegation that it was the PDP members that triggered the information. As far as I am concerned, if any PDP member is to be concerned, it has to be those who betrayed the party by supporting ACN during the election”.