Tuesday, 29 July 2014

I’ll contest 2015 gov poll, Ladoja insists

National Leader of Accord Party and former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has maintained that he has not endorsed any aspirant under the platform of the party to contest 2015 governorship ticket, noting that he will pick expression of interest form with a view to contesting 2015 gubernatorial election in the state. The former governor disclosed this on Monday, while fielding questions from journalists, shortly after observing the Eid-prayer at the University of Ibadan (UI) Central Mosque, Ibadan. He also hinted that the party had instructed its members in the State House of Assembly to distance themselves from any attempt at
plunging the state into security crisis and chaos on the purported plan to impeach Governor Abiola Ajimobi. “I can only endorse myself. I intend to pick the expression of interest form to contest 2015 governorship election, but this will be based on if my party wishes that I should contest the election,” he said. The former governor said contesting 2015 election would be dependent on the views and wishes of members of Accord Party. According to Ladoja, there was no reason for a State House of Assembly to wake up suddenly, accusing the governor over any misconduct towards the end of his administration. He challenged the lawmakers, stating that if there were any of such plan, to publish such for people to see. The former governor said he had suffered impeachment and got justice from the Supreme Court of Nigeria and would never support any impeachment plan. “I cannot understand the basis of anybody in the State House of Assembly suddenly waking up to nurse any impeachment ambition against Governor Ajimobi. In any case Accord is not a party to it,” he said.

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