The Oyo State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has said former Governor Rashidi Ladoja will be unceremoniously retired from politics when he is defeated in the February 28 governorship election in the state.
Ladoja is the governorship candidate of Accord Party.
In defending the ex-governor, who was accused of receiving a $1.2million bribe allegedly from the Presidency, the Director-General of the Ladoja Campaign Organisation, Adeolu Adeleke, was quoted to have called the Chairman of APC in the state, Akin Oke, some unprintable names.
But in a statement by the state Director of Publicity and Strategy, Olawale Sadare, the APC faulted Adeleke’s “mudslinging and character assassination”.
“It is unfathomable that the best anyone can do to defend his godfather is to call the APC chairman a drunk. Even if the APC leader is a drunk, how does that affect the issue of the $1.2million which Ladoja ‘collected’ from President Jonathan?
“On moral grounds, what could have qualified a defender of Ladoja to cast aspersion on anyone when the Accord Party leader is known to be incorrigible and impervious? In him, Oyo had a governor who would doze off at important meetings after drinking.
“The likes of Adeolu Adeleke will soon be stranded when Ladoja who he follows with reckless dogma is handed the most shocking defeat of his life in the February 28 election and thus forced to retire unceremoniously from politics.
“Ladoja and his co-travellers would have no sympathy from electorate this time because they have his true picture now”.