Alao Akala: Journalist Remembers His Encounter With The Late Governor

Former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala is dead at 71. Bamidele Johnson of Premium Times takes a trip down memory lane, giving the reader glimpses of the late Governor Alao-Akala’s political style.

It is a trip back to the days of Lamidi Adedibu, who was known as ‘strongman of Ibadan politics’.

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By OzoIgboNdu1 of Igbo Defender

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  1. Alao-Akala once bestrode the Agodi Government House, Ibadan like a colossus. Today, he is no more. Now part of eternity. May his soul rest in peace.

    A philosopher once said (I paraphrase), in this life, nothing really matters in the long run. I think after life, what we have are stories, legacies and our walk with eternity.

    Let us therefore strive to live live in such a way that when we are gone, the use of our lives will outlive our live.

    In my own opinion, you don’t have to be a governor or minister to achieve this. But what you have to do, try to do it well. You may be training the next Moses, or Abraham Lincoln as a school teacher.

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