- The APC in Oyo state said the coalition of former chieftain of the party, Michael Koleoso, and former governor Rashidi Ladoja to the ADC is an unholy alliance
- The party said Ladoja’s character is well known to politicians and Nigerians in general adding that Koleoso has made a big mistake to join the party
- The publicity secretary of APC in the state, Azeez Olatunde, said people of the state will always choose sustenance of the dividends of democracy
The APC in Oyo state said the coalition of former chieftain of the party, Michael Koleoso, and former governor of the state, Rashidi Ladoja, to African Democratic Congress will fail.
The publicity secretary of APC in the state, Azeez Olatunde, in a statement he issued, in Ibadan, on Sunday, August 5, described the coming together of the Koleosho and Ladoja as a ‘sudden pact’ and ‘an unholy alliance, Daily Sun reports.
The statement read: “The current union in a party led by the former president can not produce any good fruits because Obasanjo and Ladoja’s character is well known to politicians and Nigerians in general.
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“Koleoso, who is a true progressive will soon find out that he does not have a place in the new house he is joining them to build because of their different world views and approaches to politics and governance. The APC is watching the direction of the alliance. It is clear that it will head for the rocks.
“The alliance is no cause for alarm because the APC stands firm in Oyo state and all across Nigeria. The people of Oyo state can see how the Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s administration has transformed the state in the last seven years through the right policies that have made Oyo a top destination for investors.
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“Security of lives and property, massive infrastructural development, education reform and urban renewal are among the policies that have redefined Oyo state in the last seven years under the APC.
“When the 2019 election comes, the good people of Oyo state will choose sustenance of these dividends of democracy rather than fall for the deceit of an unholy alliance that is self-serving.
“As a party, we are watching the direction of this sudden alliance which will likely go the way of Chief Awolowo’s prediction that any alliance of progressives with the conservative will surely leave a sour taste in the mouth.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that a former governor of Oyo state, Rashidi Ladoja formally announced his defection from the PDP to ADC.
In a ceremony witnessed by his associates and loyalists at his residence in Ibadan, the former governor said the national leadership of PDP has been unfair to him despite his genuine intention to return to the party he jointly built and on whose ticket he governed the state between 2003-2007.
According to him, the efforts and sacrifices he made to stabilise the PDP in the state and in the country went unrecognized as the party leadership sidelined him in drawing up lists of candidates for ward, local government and state congresses.
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