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Ladoja Joins PDP National Chairmanship Race

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairmanship contest of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is getting more interesting by the day, as a former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja,Tuesday declared his intention for the exalted seat.

Ladoja was a founding member of the PDP, but dumped the party for Accord about eight years ago. However, the prominent Ibadan Chief returned to his former party recently.

However, the return of the former Governor who was impeached as well as declaration is likely to throw up some rumples as the PDP constitution specifies that a member of the party needs to be in the fold for two consecutive years before being allowed to contest for any elective position.

If he must have his way, Ladoja might need a waiver from the party’ National Executive Committee prior to his clearance for the final contest.

As part of the ways to send signals for his resolve and readiness, Senator Ladoja attended a meeting between the National Chairman of the caretaker committee of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and other National Chairmanship aspirants.

Others in the race who also attended the meeting were former PDP National Deputy Chairman (South West), Chief Bode George, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, Mr. Jimi Agbaje and Prince Uche Secondus, Chief Raymond Dokpesi and a former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.


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