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My ambition is to become Olubadan, not governor, says Ladoja


Rashidi Ladoja

Former governor of Oyo State, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja, yesterday, disclosed that his ambition is to become Olubadan of Ibadanland and not aspiring to rule Oyo State again as governor.

He therefore denied insinuations that he is already preparing to contest the governorship election in 2019.

Ladoja, who just dumped Accord Party (AP) to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said he joined the race for the National Chairman of the party to right the wrongs of the past and restore the lost glory of the party.


Speaking on an Ibadan-based radio station, the former governor, who is currently the Osi Olubadan of Ibadan land, said he was inching closer to the throne of the Olubadan, a position he desires to occupy if God permits.

Ladoja said he has other reasons to leave the stage for others, because he has done enough in Oyo politics.

The former governor said he took the decision in 2015, but his former party, Accord forced him to join the race, due to his goodwill and popularity, which they believed would help the party win the election.

He said that he would not have joined the chairmanship race, if he still intended to contest as governor in 2019.

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