ADEBAYO Adelabu has emerged the Oyo State gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Adelabu emerged at the party’s governorship Congress, held at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan as other contestants stepped down for his candidacy.
The likes of Joseph Tegbe, who was touted as Governor Abiola Ajimobi anointed a candidate, and other aspirants willingly stepped down from the race, except Adeniyi Akintola (SAN), who refused to do so as he was adamant on a full primary.
But as the election began, the legal icon, Akintola, announced his withdrawal from the race.
Adelabu is the grandson of the Ibadan notable politician, Adegoke Adelabu popularly known as Penkelemesi (peculiar mess) and former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) deputy governor.
Former governor in the state, Adebayo Alao-Akala on Saturday earlier announced that he would not be part of the primary, saying Governor Ajimobi had perfected strategy to impose Tegbe on the party.