Adeniyi Akintola was a strong candidate in the Oyo State governorship primaries, he is a member of APC political party, and he is hard working and powerful. However, someone in the party is more powerful, that person control APC political party’s decision. The person we are referring to is Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
According to reports, Tinubu ordered Adeniyi Akintola to withdraw in other to give way to a candidate that they think has a better chance of winning the election.
“”Today is a sad day. Honestly, I was determined to contest the poll from the word Go,” Akintola said. “Let me state that nobody has so far been more committed to this party (APC) in Oyo state than me. But I have listened to the peace of advice from our leaders and most especially from our revered leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.” Adeniyi Akintola said this during his withdrawal press conference.