Supporters of the former Oyo governor, Rashidi Ladoja under the auspices of Oke-Ogun Ladoja Political Group, affirmed that are still within the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Oyo State, with an unflinching support for Senator Olufemi Lanlehin’s governorship candidature.
In a statement issued on Wednesday and signed by Engr. Hamid Gbadamosi and Hon. Rafiu Afuk, at the end of a meeting, they group said they still recognized him as their leader but that they won’t leave the ADC with him. They also insisted on keeping their support for the ADC governorship candidate, Sen. Olufemi Lanlehin, who emerged through Ladoja’s support.
“The meeting noted that Senator Rashidi Ladoja is still recognized as our leader and we have been loyal to him up till now. All the times he contested elections, we supported his candidature with everything we had. It was noted that loyalty is not transferable, our loyalty to Senator Ladoja is, therefore, not transferable.
“We recognized that having believed in Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (another disciple of Senator Ladoja), he (Sen Ladoja) endorsed him as the ADC gubernatorial candidate for Oyo State in the 2019 general election. We hereby pledge our continued support for the candidature of Senator Olufemi Lanlehin as the African Democratic Congress (ADC) gubernatorial candidate for Oyo State in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.
“The meeting, therefore, unanimously resolved that the Oke-Ogun Ladoja Political Group affirms that we still remain as members of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Oyo State, Nigeria with an unflinching support for Senator Olufemi Lanlehin’s governorship candidature,” the communique reads in part.
Recall that over the weekend, Ladoja moved on the ZLP from the ADC he joined forces with some months ago to unseat the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Oyo. The former governor had blamed members of the Unity Forum, a bloc within the party which is a breakaway faction from the All Progressives Congress (APC) as part of the reasons for doing so.