Former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, is reportedly set to dump the Action Democratic Congress (ADC). It is learnt that the former PDP, Accord and ADC leader, may lead some of his loyalists into the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) on Wednesday, November 14.
Reports say the decision to leave ADC was finalized on Tuesday at his home in Bodija, Ibadan. Ladoja has been accused of trying to impose his candidates on the ADC, a situation that has created a logjam in the party’s quest to present a governorship candidate for the 2019 election.
Ladoja and another party chieftain, Chief Koleosho are being accused of trying to impose Senator Olufemi Lanlehin on the ADC as governorship candidate. Twelve other aspirants have resisted it strongly leading to the present stalemate.
The ADC in the state is made up of four major blocs that broke away from other parties in the state. They are: the Ladoja group from the PDP; the Unity Forum from the APC; the CNM led by Chief Layiwola Olakojo and then the group which originally started the ADC journey.
Ladoja is reportedly upset that his group has been treated unfairly in the sharing of state executive positions despite the structure he came with. The Unity group is said to have more members in the state executive.
Within the last four years, Ladoja, who was a PDP governor between 2003 and 2007, has moved from Accord Party back to the PDP and then to ADC.
ZLP seems set to receive him and his group.