Chris Steven, Abuja
Rashidi Ladoja, former governor of Oyo State and other known selfish elements within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be held responsible for the dismal outing of the South West geo-political zone at the just concluded elective convention of the party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has said.
APC described the woeful performance of the South Western bloc at the convention of the Peoples as a further exposure of some political gladiators from the zone with their selfish interest against the general interest of the Yoruba.
The former ruling party held its congress on Saturday and Chief Uche Secondus emerged as the new PDP national chairman against the expectations that one out of the many contenders from the south west would clinch the position.
In a statement issued by Olawale Sadare, its Public Relations Officer, the governing party said “that the 2017 national convention was marred with irregularities could not have surprised genuine political watchers and pundits since the faded popularity of the party was made possible by its notoriety for impunity, intrigues and sharp practices. But the more painful thing this time is that the zone with the most sophisticated people in the country was traded off by some of its own in a shameful manner.
“Come to think of it, how did all chairmanship candidates from the zone have their chances slimmed down? How did a serving governor from the zone manage to get a Ladoja from the Accord Party to play a spoiler role to the event that nothing came the way of Oyo State when certain gladiators had been in pole positions of national chairman and zonal chairman?
“We can only sympathize with the foundation members of the PDP in the state who have had to suffer indignation in the hands of Ladoja since 2003 on account of his insatiable quest for usurpation and self-aggrandizement. However, the Pacesetter State is now better for it as Ladoja’s latest political malpractice has led some active players within the opposition to see the light and pitch their tent with the APC to move the state forward.” The Party posited.