Former governor Rashidi Ladoja of Oyo State has denied dumping Sen. Olufemi Lanlehin.
Ladoja, who was believed to be instrumental to the emergence of Lanlehin, as the gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, defected to the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, yesterday.
OYO INSIGHT recalled that 12 other ADC governorship aspirants went to court after accusing Ladoja and other leaders of the party of imposing Lanlehin on them.
Ladoja had, few weeks after, accused members of the Unity Forum, a breakaway faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, of running the party without respect for him and others. Many had, however, thought Ladoja would stay with Lanlehin in ADC.
But Ladoja, while addressing newsmen at his Ondo Street, Bodija residence yesterday said Lanlehin refused to follow him to his new party, ZLP.
He revealed that he explained the need to leave for another party to him but that Lanlehin rejected the idea.