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Ladoja joins Zenith Labour, picks Alli as guber candidate

A former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, yesterday, dumped African Democratic Congress (ADC) for Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).

Also, the name of a former Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli, was on Saturday sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the party’s new gubernatorial candidate to meet the commission’s deadline for substitution of candidates’ names.

Alli, a grassroots politician, was the first elected local government chairman in Ibadan North at age 28.

A close associate of the former governor, Bimbo Adepoju, told reporters that Ladoja had instructed him to address reporters on his movement to ZLP.

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Speaking on his grouse with the leaders of ADC, the former governor told Daily Trust last week that the leadership of the party was not serious about winning elections in the state.

He said the ADC leadership was not magnanimous about sharing of positions, pointing out that the people of Oke Ogun and Ibarapa zone would feel cheated with the current arrangement in the party.

 

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