Major opposition parties in Oyo State have formed an alliance against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship and House of Assembly election.
The development will put the APC under intense pressure as the three parties, working together, commands large followership across the state.
The alliance was formed on Friday in a meeting at the residence of the governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Adebayo Alao-Akala.
Alao-Akala, who is a former governor of the state, had indicated three weeks ago that opposition parties would form an alliance to end the reins of the APC in the state.
But he declared that he was not working for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Seyi Makinde.
The Nation gathered from a reliable source close to the meeting of candidates that Alao-Akala (ADP), Olufemi Lanlehin of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Sharafadeen Alli of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) agreed to review the results of tomorrow’s presidential and National Assembly elections to determine the structure of the full alliance.
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It was agreed the party, which performs best in polls tomorrow, will be supported in the governorship and House of Assembly elections on March 9.
The source explained the alliance structure will spell out how the interest of the remaining two parties will be taken care of if the alliance succeeds in winning the election.
“They agreed to wait for the result of the presidential and National Assembly election to determine which party will be supported in the governorship election.
“They will review the result and work out the modalities for taking care of the interest of the two supporting parties. It will be a pure alliance,” the source said.
If the alliance succeeds, the major parties in the governorship election will be three.
This will put the APC and PDP on their toes as the three struggles to gain voters’ suppor