A former Oyo State deputy governor, Barr. Hazeem Gbolarumi has alleged that former governor Rashidi Ladoja is planning to hijack the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from authentic members.
Reacting to the parallel congresses which held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, few weeks ago, Gbolarumi explained that the original agreement of the party was to run an all-inclusive party but Ladoja decided to exclude them including Seyi Makinde and his supporters from the Social Democratic Party, SDP.
The two congresses produced Alhaji Omokunmi Mustapha and Chief Jacob Adetoro, both from Oke-ogun part of Oyo State.
Gbolarumi said, “We don’t even trust him at all. He has only come to destroy this party. The national leadership of the PDP should investigate my claims. He contested in Accord twice and failed. If he was that strong as he believes, why did he come back to the PDP? We have always been in the PDP. He has not come to add value but to destroy it but people like me won’t allow that because I don’t have any other party to go to. We are not cowards. Why should a tenant come and send away the landlord? It is not possible.”
But Ladoja through his media aide, Alhaji Lanre Latinwo took the allegations with a pinch of salt saying sharing of party positions was based on the number of followers and strength of each party in the last election. He was optimistic that the crisis would soon be resolved in due time.