Former governor Rashidi Ladoja, has replied the statement credited to the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that Governor Abiola Ajimobi gave him a land adjoining his Ondo street, Bodija. Ibadan residence.
Reacting on behalf of Ladoja, Olajide Olanipekun who is the publicity secretary of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, in the State, explained that the former governor “legitimately applied to buy a plot of land adjourning his property in Bodija which he is ready to pay for, but the bill of payment is yet to be issued to him before Governor Ajimobi and APC went to town about giving him the plot of land free.
CONDEMNATION OF GOVERNANCE WITHOUT HUMAN FACE IS NORMAL IN DEMOCRACY
The attention of the Zenith Labour Party has been drawn to a press release by one Dr. AddulAzeez Olatunde on behalf of All Progressive Congress of Oyo State where Chief Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja was the subject of the what we call unnecessary outburst borne out of frustration and ignorance.
Chief Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja, a former Governor of Oyo State has never condemned Governor Abiola Ajimobi personally but the Government he is leading because of its lack of human face.
ZLP hereby asks the APC in Oyo state to keep quiet if the party does not have facts to bring forth in reply to statements credited to High Chief Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja on bad governance that Oyo state is experiencing now.
ZLP observed that instead of coming up with issue based writeup and campaign, the APC in Oyo state resulted to personality attack on the person of the former governor and the leader of ZLP in the state due to succeessful launch of ZLP and the wide acceptance of the party that has signalled the end of APC misrule in Oyo State.
Concerning the issue of allocation of land which APC is crying over, the question here is was there anytime the former governor Ladoja begged for a plot of land from Governor Ajimobi? The answer is capital NO! Even the controversy surrounding the allocation was clearly explained in the past when the matter was brought up by the Ajimobi government then.
In the real sense how can anybody equate the issue of one plot of land to performance in office for 8 years of Ajimobi administration which was what Senator Ladoja has been talking about.
Chief Ladoja legitimately applied to buy a plot of land adjourning his property in Bodija which he is ready to pay for, but the bill of payment is yet to be issued to him before Governor Ajimobi and APC went to town about giving him the plot of land free.
APC should stop insulting the people of the State having forced hardship on them for 8 years without any succour.
What ZLP and her leader stand for is to return good governance to Oyo state where salaries and pensions will be paid promptly before the end of each month. Where there will be 30 students per class with motivation for teachers which will move Oyo state education position to unit number instead of 26th position that APC Government relegated Oyo State to. Massive employment of the youths as well as infrastructure turn around without hardship to people.
Critisising bad governance is hallmark of modern day democracy and should not be equated to personal attack on the actors in the Government, APC needs to learn this.