2019: Ladoja, Others Shop For New Party As Oyo PDP Crisis Deepens
Former Governor of the State Senator Rashidi Ladoja, on Monday vowed to leave Peoples Democratic Party because of the perceived impunity rearing its head again.
Ladoja recently rejoined the PDP after he left 8 years ago. He had left the PDP in 2011 to join the Accord Party.
To underscore the seriousness attached to the move to dump the party again, a committee has been set up to shop for an alternative party by the Ladoja group as the 2019 election gathers momentum.
The crisis in the party reared its ugly head following moves by the national secretariat to divide the state executive into two with Ladoja group given 14 slots of the state executive and another group loyal to a gubernatorial aspirant, Seyi Makinde, 12 slots in the 26-member state executive.
Speaking on an interview programme on Splash F.M. Ibadan on Monday, the former governor said he is miffed that the impunity, which drove him away from the PDP in 2010 is surfacing again.
“There was only one state congress held as far as I am concerned and Kunmi Mustapha emerged as the chairman.
“The issue of the state executive being shared 14 and 12 does not even arise at all.
“There is and there will be nothing like that.
“It was impunity that drove us from the PDP and if they allow the impunity to return, we will leave the party for them.
“We brought Accord less than four months to the 2011 elections and the people of the state accepted the party.
“Wherever there is impunity, you will not find me there.
“How will some people think of going to Abuja to ask them to help to substitute names of their preferred candidates in the list of duly elected officers?
“It is very wrong and we will not accept that.”
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