Former Oyo governor, Rashidi Ladoja said he prefer Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, gubernational candidate, Sharafadeen Alli to the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Olufemi Lanlehin.
Ladoja, the political godfather in Oyo political made the revelation in a recent interview with newsmen in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
When asked if Alli can battle with other parties with a new political party in Oyo state, the Osi Olubadan said, “of the people that are contesting, is there any, even in other parties, that is as experienced as Sarafadeen Alli? He has been a local government chairman. He served as Secretary to the State Government (SSG) when I was the governor. If I claim that my government recorded success, the credit should be given to Alli, because there is no way the governor could have done the job alone.
“There is nothing we have to teach him again about succeeding in government that he does not know. He was part of the people that formulated our education policy; he anchored the agricultural policy and was one of the people that anchored our industrial policies. He was one of the people that anchored the road maintenance and construction scheme. So, there is virtually nothing to teach him; he has already learnt a lot under me. ”
The former governor reiterated that it was Lanlehin who refused to follow him to the new party, ZLP.