Ex-Oyo State governor, Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, has attributed his success in politics partly to his vast social life including partying, drinking and womanising.
Akala was twice Ogbomosho North Chairman, an ex-deputy governor under ex-governor Rashidi Ladoja and went on to succeed his principal.
His son, Olamijuwonlo, is the immediate past chairman of the same council.
The 70-year-old, owed all the feats substantially to his sexual promiscuity, love for alcohol and partying.
He told Punchng.com
I was helped in politics because I socialise a lot. In 2007, I was ‘squeezed’ by Ladoja; I didn’t have money to campaign. It was friends who believed in me that rallied round me. A good politician must have a social life. If you are a politician and you don’t have a social life, forget it. In those days, if you didn’t drink and didn’t womanise, people would fear you. How do you mix with people? Anybody that socialises has a very plain heart. He would not have grudges against you. I am a life member of Ikoyi Club, Island Club and Ibadan Polo Club. If I give you one bottle of beer and someone is planning evil against me, you will come and tell me. Oh, it has helped me a lot. It helps me to get vital information. When you have such friends, they will come and tell you about people’s plots (against you). If they say that I wear jewellery; I have been doing that since I was young. You cannot grow up in Ghana and not like it. My mother put gold necklace on my neck as a child.
Recall that Tungba creator, Yinka Ayefele, sang the praise of the APC chieftain in one of his albums.
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