Former governor of Oyo state Senator Rashidi Ladoja said he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for African Democratic Congress ADC because of injustice and insincerity of the National Working Committee of the party.
Ladoja had dumped the Accord Party in 2017 to rejoin the PDP, which he had left before the 2011 general elections.
The former governor while addressing stakeholders meeting at his Bodija residence in Ibadan said the choice of ADC was considered after several consultation and calculations.
Ladoja maintained that he is not interested in any elective position or appointment but want his followers not to suffer in vain
“After meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo and notable leaders of the party, i have been given a bigger duty at the national level, which involved welcoming the expected serving governors who would be joining the party soon.
He therefore urged new members of the party in the state to be ready to work for the success of the party in the ward, council and state levels, starting with the coming congresses.
He said, “We have representation in all the wards in the state so we have to plan the congress early in order to evade the limitation given by the Independent National Electoral Commission in its timetable. I urge you to work harder than before. We trusted some people in the other party but we were betrayed; this time, we have to defend the interest of our group.
“The assignment I have now is to welcome the new governors that are joining the party. I may not be around but I am sure that the state is safe in the hands of our people.”
Among the former governor’s loyalists at the declaration were Senator Femi Lanlehin; a former Secretary to the State Government, Sarafadeen Alli; a former Attorney General in the state, Bayo Lawal; 16 members of the present state House of Assembly and a host of others