Oyo Governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the 2019 election says his biggest regret after his first tenure as governor between 2007 and 2011, was not cancelling the Oyo-Osun joint ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.
He said this on Saturday on Southwest Political Circuit, a Fresh FM Ibadan radio talk show.
He revealed that he had set machinery in motion for the severing of the joint ownership before leaving office. According to him, an agreement had already been signed between him and then governor of Osun state, Olagunsoye Oyinlola. He regretted that the administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi did not follow through with the plan.
He however promised to carry out the final process if he is elected governor again in 2019.
He stated that he would announce the plan right from the swearing in venue and ensure that it is completed within the first 100 days of being in office.
According to him, the joint ownership has encouraged lack of responsibility between the two states, resulting in bulk passing in the face of the financial crisis rocking the institution.
Alao-Akala was Oyo state governor between 2007 and 2011. He had earlier held the office from January to December 2006, the period former governor, Rashidi Ladoja was illegally impeached by some members of the state House of Assembly.