I Have Done Enough In Oyo Politics, Give Me Olubadan, Says Ladoja
A former governor of Oyo State, Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the state, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja, has revealed that he will not be contesting the 2019 governorship race in the state.
Speaking on an Ibadan-based radio station, Fresh FM, on Saturday, Ladoja stated that he has done enough in Oyo politics and keen to becoming the Olubadan, a position he desires to occupy if God permits.
Ladoja was the governor of the state from 2003 to 2007 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He joined the Accord Party in 2010 and contested under his new party in 2011 and 2015. He lost to the incumbent governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, in the two elections. But he insisted that he won the last election, stressing that he lost at the tribunal only on technical grounds.
Ladoja explained that his main agenda for seeking to be PDP’s national chairman is to right the wrongs of the past by creating a level-playing ground for all aspirants for all positions in elections across Nigeria. “I was a victim of that. I am contesting to ensure that no other party member falls victim of that. I will instill confidence in everybody by ensuring there is a level-playing ground for every party member in all parts of Nigeria,” he said