A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in charge of operations, Otunba Adebayo Adelabu has emerged the APC flag bearer for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, ahead of the 2019 governorship election.
The party on Sunday held its governorship congress at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan, with former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Adebayo Adelabu, emerging the party’s governorship candidate after other contestants stepped down for him.
Oyo State’s governor Abiola Ajimobi’s anointed candidate, Joseph Tegbe, , and other aspirants were said to have willingly stepped down from the race, except for Adeniyi Akintola (SAN) who was recalcitrant on a full primary. But as the election began, Akintola also withdrew from the race.
Adelabu is the grandson of the Ibadan notable politician, Adegoke Adelabu, popularly known as Penkelemesi (peculiar mess).