Former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja has joined the race for the National Chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ladoja, who left the PDP to form Accord Party (AP) in 2011 had rejoined the PDP a few weeks ago after he was visited by the National leadership of the PDP led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi.

Ladoja was among the aspirants that met the Caretaker Committee members of the party on Tuesday in Abuja.

Ladoja will, however, need a waiver from the party’ National Executive Committee before he can be cleared for the contest.

The constitution of the party stipulates that a member of the party will need to remain a member for two consecutive years before he can contest any elective election.

With Ladoja’s entry into the race, the number of aspirants gunning for the post has increased to eight

Those that have already signified their intentions to vie for the post include -  Bode George, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, Jimi Agbaje and Uche Secondus.

Others are Raymond Dokpesi and Gbenga Daniel.

The election for the top job will be held at the party's national convention on December 9.


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