A previous legislative head of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, on Saturday said he stepped down from looking for political posts since he exhausted himself while he was the legislative leader of the state.
Ladoja, who is currently the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland was the state governor between 2003 & 2007 under the stage of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He was indicted in January 2006, however readmitted back in December that year.
The previous governor said he need to rest, take care of family requests influenced him to resign from looking for elective positions, on the grounds that, “the situation at hand, now, deserves the need to rest.”
Ladoja, while talking with columnists in Ighoho, headquarters of Oorelope Local Government Area, related his adventure from Accord Party to the African Democratic Congress & after that to Zenith Labor Party (ZLP).
He demanded that aspirant’ choice process made him to depart from the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
He emphasized that the 2015 gubernatorial poll in the state was not free & reasonable, prompting the suit his gathering documented at the decision court.
Ladoja while talking stated, “We have done what we could do, but I have said I won’t be vying for any office again.”
“I almost neglected my family when I was in government because I gave my all to ensure good governance.”
Ladoja, who is presently a chieftain of the Zenith Labor Party (ZLP), included that he can just advice the gubernatorial aspirants of the gathering, Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli & not that he will direct him on the chance that he (Alli) turns into the representative in May.
“I will only counsel Sarafadeen Alli when he becomes governor. I can’t run his government for him. He would be the one to receive praises or insults, so he will do well to heed to good counsels”.
The previous representative bemoaned that he was only a structure without impact when he was in ADC.
“They started doing things they didn’t tell us before we joined the party. They didn’t tell us that some persons will be given automatic ticket.”
“We questioned the integrity of those they wanted to give automatic ticket. What is the assurance that people will vote for them. When we saw that we couldn’t persuade them to do the right thing, we decided to leave the party because we aren’t sure of its future.”