Former governor Rashidi Ladoja has joined the newly African Democratic Congress, ADC, OYO INSIGHT has been authoritatively informed.
Members of the breakaway faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Unity Forum, had joined the ADC few weeks ago after the national leadership of APC failed to address the leadership crisis that rocked the party after the congress.
Former secretaries to the state government, Chief Adeniyi Koleoso, Barr. Sharafadeen Alli, Chief Titilola Awakan as well as Sen. Olufemi Lanlehin are also expected to join ADC.
Ladoja was said to have told 16 out of the 32 Oyo State House of Assembly members who met at his Ondo Street, Bodija, Ibadan residence, that he was set to leave the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
This is coming few days after Ladoja visited Koleoso and Dr Busari Adebisi who is one of the leaders of Unity Forum who joined ADC.
Ladoja has been dissatisfied with the outcome of the PDP’s panel on the crisis that trailed last year’s congress. The party had been factionalized along Seyi Makinde and Ladoja lines, owing to irreconcilable differences. Recently, the party came up with a recommendation, replacing Ladoja’s loyalists with those of Makinde, in the process of harmonisation.
Recall OYO INSIGHT reported how former governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, who is one of the arrowhead of ADC, visited Ladoja few days ago to finalize talks.
Eight of the 16 lawmakers, who are from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Labour Party, LP and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are to join ADC this week.
At yesterday’s meeting which was attended by all the 16 lawmakers, Ladoja reconcile Honourables Akeem Ige and Bunyanin Azeez with their other colleagues. They were said to have had disagreements with the 14 others in the build up to the speakership election few months ago.