By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Oke-Ogun Ladoja Political Group, comprising of leaders and members loyal to former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja on Wednesday declared their total support for the African Democratic Congress (ADC) governorship candidate in the state, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, in the 2019 general elections .
In a communiqué issued at the end of its meeting held in Okaka, Itesiwaju Local Government Area of the state signed by a former deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Hamid Gbadamosi and Honourable Rafiu Afuku, the Ogun Ladoja Political Group in which comprises Ladoja loyalists in the 10 local government councils in Oke-Ogun, unanimously pledged “to continue to ply their political trade in ADC as well as support all ADC candidates in the area.
“We recognised that having believed in Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (another disciple of Senator Ladoja), he (Sen Ladoja) endorsed him as the ADC gubernatorial candidate for Oyo State in the 2019 general election.
“We hereby pledge our continued support for the candidature of Senator Olufemi Lanlehin as the ADC gubernatorial candidate for Oyo State in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.”, it said
Oke Ogun Ladoja group leaders and members in the communique emphasized that there is no going back in their loyalty to Senator Ladoja, recalling how it had been loyal to the former governor the two times he contested in the governorship elections in the state,
“All the times he contested elections, we supported his candidature with everything we had. It was noted that loyalty is not transferable, our loyalty to Senator Ladoja is, therefore, not transferable. The meeting, therefore, unanimously resolved that the Oke-Ogun Ladoja Political Group affirms that we still remain as members of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Oyo State, with an unflinching support for Senator Olufemi Lanlehin’s governorship candidature,” .