The Oyo State chapter of the African Democratic Congress has condemned its former leader and former governor of the state, Rashidi Ladoja, for consistently attacking the party.
In a statement by its state Public Relations Officer, Adedapo Ademola, on Sunday, the party claimed that it had before now avoided confrontation with Ladoja since he defected from the party to the Zenith Labour Party.
The statement read, “Ladoja was responsible for nominating 16 out of 32 House of Assembly candidates, four of 14 House of Representatives candidates, and one of three Senatorial candidates, not minding the existence of five formidable blocs within the ADC.
“Not considering all of these and continuing to frontally attack the ADC is most uncharitable, when the party and its candidates have consistently avoided any confrontation with him.
“To go on air, the latest of which was his rant on Gravity FM, claiming ‘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’, is not only misleading but grossly unfair.
“It is on the strength of this that Senator Ladoja’s statements on air denigrating our party, and consciously playing the spoilsport role in an orchestrated design to pull down our brand, and forestall a people’s government already waiting in the wings, must be condemned by all lovers of truth and democracy.
“Without a shadow of doubt, the series of coordinated attacks against our party, and by extension, our governorship candidate, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, by former Governor Rashidi Ladoja is most unfortunate, and has shown to us, the undercurrents that led to his eventual exit from our party.”