Former governor of Oyo state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja said he only decided not to contest any political seat and not quit politics.
The Osi Olubadan who said he is and will be available for any developmental politics in any parts of the country said he will never adopt the ‘siddon look’ approach to politics as been rumoured in some quarters.
Ladoja spoke with journalists in his Bodija, Ibadan residence on Sunday after observing the Eid-el-Kabir prayers.
He said “Is it possible for someone to retire from politics? Are you not a politician? And so, what are they talking about? All I said was that I am not contesting again. Is that not retirement? That is retirement.
“I say I am not contesting again but I will always go for developmental politics. Whether I am in partisan or non-partisan politics, if there are any developmental politics, I will always go for it anywhere in Nigeria. So, it is not a question of ‘siddon-look’, I am not ‘siddoning look’.
In his assessment of the security situation in the country, the Ex-Governor said the government is not sincere in its approach to finding a lasting solution to the myriads of challenges facing the country adding that, if they are ready they will first look at the root causes of the challenges and tackle the same headlong.
He said the people do not trust the government any more because the government has not fulfiled its promises to the people, adding that there is the need for frank talk between the people and the government to restore mutual confidence to tackle the various insecurity challenges in different parts of the country.