Posted by News Express | 27 April 2015 | 4,063 times
Oyo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has said former governor and defeated candidate of Accord Party in the last gubernatorial election in the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, refused to respect the wishes of the people because witch doctors are deceiving him.
The party also described Ladoja as an avowed anti-democrat whose penchant for placing personal interest above that of the society could not be rivaled.
Ladoja polled 254,520 votes to emerge second behind Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who scored 327,310 votes in the governorship election.
The former governor has, however, refused to accept the final results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), citing some irregularities, which he had promised to prove before the election petition tribunal.
Reacting to Ladoja’s comment, the APC in a statement issued by its Director of Publicity and Strategy, Olawale Sadare, said it was disturbing that the former governor would not accept the result of an election described as free and fair.
“It is apparent that those witch doctors who fooled Ladoja that they saw him sitting in Ajimobi’s seat at the Agodi Government House are the ones who make him arrogant and disdainful of the people and the wishes of the people. He should wake up from the world of the spirit and see the reality that Ajimobi has effectively retired him from the politics of Oyo State.
“Describing the mood of the people as mournful after Ajimobi secured a vital victory for the continuity of good governance as against the impunity, reign of terror and nepotism which marred his administration by the same Ladoja is the height of disrespect for the people of Oyo State.
“It is also tantamount to declaring war against democracy and the society, having once benefitted from the same democratic system even though in a questionable circumstance, the statement read in part,” Sadare said.
•Adapted from Daily Sun. Photo shows Ladoja.
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