I’ve lost a confidant! Teslim Folarin Breaks Down (what Akala’s death means to his guber ambition)

Oyo Senator and one of the gubernatorial hopefuls in the coming election, Senator Teslim Folarin wept like a child when he visited the Ogbomoso home of the late Chief Bayo Alao-Akala yesterday evening.
Dressed in ankara with his signature cap to match, the Senator who was ushered into the expansive living room of the house could not hide his emotions as he lamented the loss, claiming Akala was his confidant while also narrating his last conversation with him.
Pundits across Oyo State has rated Akala’s death a huge blow on the ambition of Senator Teslim Folarin to cinch the APC governorship ticket in 2023.
It is said that the late Senator Abiola Ajimobi and Akala had both perfected plans to make Folarin the party flagbearer, but when Ajimobi died, the lawmaker relied on Akala’s experience, followership and connection with the powers that be in APC to actualize his dream.
Akala is a known supporter of Senator Bola Tinubu who was said to have also relied on his strength to deliver Oyo State and Teslim’s candidature would have been sold to Tinubu for a large support over other aspirants.
With Akala’s death, Teslim’s camp had lost one of the pillars the guber ambition was hinged upon.
Many people believed Teslim has the right contacts in Abuja and Akala has been the one handling the ‘Bourdillion’ part for him, thus explaining the Senator’s agony when he heard the sad news.