Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

Ladoja warned against fuelling violence in Oyo State

By News Express on 16/04/2015

Views: 3,006

The gubernatorial candidate of Accord Party (AP) in last Saturday’s election in Oyo State, Senator Rasheed Ladoja, has been warned to desist from igniting crisis in the state, having lost to the incumbent Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

Ajimobi polled 327,300 votes as against Ladoja’s 254,510, but the former governor has since rejected the results, alleging irregularities.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in a statement issued in Ibadan yesterday by its Director of Publicity and Strategy, Mr. Olawale Sadare, faulted Ladoja’s rejection of the outcome of the poll, which it described as free, fair and credible unlike the one witnessed in 2003 when Ladoja emerged governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

“Having tried unsuccessfully to railroad himself into power again, Ladoja is still determined to truncate the peace in the state. He has moved a step further from discrediting the free, fair and credible election in the state last Saturday by mobilising his supporters and vulnerable youths to embark on protests in parts of Ibadan, the state capital.

“Yesterday, he held a meeting in Ibadan where he told his supporters about the resolve not to accept the outcome of the poll. Sources at the meeting informed us that Ladoja charged his supporters to do everything possible to wage war against the governor and his party men in the mode of harassment, blackmail and violent attacks.

“Ladoja’s supporters demonstrated their threat to public peace when they went to town after the meeting and began to attack innocent citizens. They wounded some people and destroyed many vehicles in the process and the trend would continue to enable them achieve their aim of making the state ungovernable for Senator Ajimobi.

“Therefore, we urged members of the public, including leaders and members of the APC to be watchful and vigilant so as not to fall prey of the rampaging supporters of Ladoja. We equally call on security agencies to beam their searchlight on the former governor and his supporters with a view to preventing them from causing further havoc to public peace,” he said.

*Adapted from National Mirror. Photo shows Ladoja

Source News Express

Posted 16/04/2015 05:40:36 AM





You may also like...
Soludo, Utomi other Igbo leaders visit Nnamdi Kanu...

LASAA suspends firm's licence over indecent advertisement

New Lagos Commissioner Edgal Imohimi meets Area Commanders,...

Innoson to construct armoured vehicles for Police

Senate summons British firm over $3.3bn oil deal...

NLC strike gathers momentum in Abuja

8 Afghan children killed playing with unexploded mortar...

US offers $1 million reward to find Bin...

Jonathan has declared war on Nigeria —Buhari •Foresees...

NYSC bans Benue varsity graduates from National Service...

Thousands flock to Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention in 30...

Dickson receives Ese Oruru, orders prosecution of abductors...


Latest News Why El-Zakzaky was brought back from India without treatment — FG N3bn fraud allegation: CSO gives Oyo-Ita 72 hours to resign or face mass protest Varsity unions begin strike on Monday Murderers of 2 Enugu Catholic Priests, 28 other suspected criminals in Police net Peace Corps of Nigeria to attend UN Conference in USA Police arraigns Enugu monarch for alleged attempted kidnap HoSF, Obono-Obla’s alleged fraud, testament of Buhari’s stinking Presidency — PDP 2019 Guber: Bayelsa PDP directs delegates to lodge in designated hotels in Yenagoa •Warns aspirants against disorderliness, hijacking of delegates Fidelity Bank reinforces commitment to digital technology, adopts open banking Lagos emergency workers protest over unpaid salaries, bad working conditions Police rescues 3 kidnapped persons in Ogun Gas deal: FG to appeal British court’s ruling over seizing of $9bn


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (527,202 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (437,876 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (382,538 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (321,608 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (289,550 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (250,777 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (245,280 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (231,868 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (227,371 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (213,614 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (192,599 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (190,569 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (98) Business & Economy (4,391) Business Verdict (78) Columnists (1,093) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (214) Entertainment (647) Features (792) Global Business Monitor (416) ICT Monitor (58) International (3,834) Interview (198) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (379) News (50,043) Opinion (1,320) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,300) Religion (1,085) Sports (2,131) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera