Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala (born June 3, 1950) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Oyo State, Nigeria. He first occupied the office between January 12 2006 and December 12 2006 when as the deputy governor he replaced the impeached former governor Rasheed Ladoja but Akala was reelected as governor in the controversial elections of May 29 2007. He is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP).
Alao-Akala replaced Rasheed Ladoja, who was impeached by the state House of Assembly. The impeachment was challenged in the courts on the basis of it being illegally carried out by the less than two-thirds majority requirement of the constitution. With only 18 of the 32-member House of Assembly voting in favor of removal, the majority claims that suspended members are not required to be considered in determining two-thirds majority.
Alao-Akala was the de-facto governor while Ladoja claimed to be de-jure governor pending the determination of the suit.
Alao-Akala was removed from his current position as state governor after the Appeal Court in Ibadan declared the impeachment process of Rasheed Ladoja null and illegal, and the supreme court upheld the appeal’s court’s decision. Nevertheless, he was reelected in the 2007 general election. Chief Alao Akala it was who erected a statue of the "Unknown Soldier" to replace that of a revered icon of Yoruba emancipation Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Digestibility in Lactating Cows of Diets Containing Whole Pima Treated with Sodium Hydroxide Versus Akala or Pima Cottonseed
May 01, 2005; ABSTRACT This study examines the effect of NaOH treatment on the nutritive value of Pima cottonseed for lactating cows. Treatment...