Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala is a Nigerian politician and the former Governor of Oyo State, Nigeria. He is a member of the Action Democratic Party (ADP). He started his early career as a police officer. Alao Akala was Born on June 3, 1950, at Ogbomoso in the Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Alao Akala is married and has several children.
|Osupa Baptist Day School, Ogbomoso||Primary school certificate|
|Kamina Barracks middle School. 5 th Battalions of infantry & Government Technical College, Tamale, Nothern Region in Ghana|
|Government Technical College, Tamale, Ghana|
|Ogbomoso High School||WAEC||1972|
|Bapt. Day Modern Sch. Ogbomosho||Classroom Teacher|
|Nigeria Police||Cadet Inspector – assistant Commissioner of Police[ACP]||1974 – 1995|
Otunba (Dr) Adebayo Alao-Akala started his political career as a member of New Dimension, a political association of progressive young elements. He participated in the zero-party local government election of 1996 and later co-founded the UNP before its fusion with UNC to form UNCP. He participated in the Ogbomoso Federal Constituency (One) primary election of the UNCP in 1997. He contested and won the chairmanship seat of the Ogbomoso North Local Government along with seven councilors under the platform of APP in 1998. He was elected vice-chairman of ALGON, Oyo State Chapter between 1999 and 2002. Alao-Akala founded the Ogbomoso Unity Forum, a political association which later joined the PDP. He was the Executive Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government from 1999 to 2002.
Alao-Akala became the Deputy Governor of Oyo State from May 2003 to January 2006. He became the Executive governor of Oyo state, till May 2011.
On 8 December 2014, Otunba (Dr) Adebayo Alao-Akala deflected to the Labour Party in Oyo State due to internal irregularities in his former party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). On 10 December 2014, he formally declared his intention to re-contest the gubernatorial election of Oyo State on the platform of the Labour Party in the February 2015 general elections in Nigeria. During his declaration of intent, all other party gubernatorial aspirants stepped down for him, thereby making him emerge as the Labour Party’s gubernatorial flag bearer in Oyo State. On 16th December 2017, he formally deflected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a huge ceremony in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State.
Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala is a polyglot. He speaks English, Yoruba, Hausa, (Twi, Fanti and Dagbani) Languages fluently.