Former Governor Ladoja Wins Oyo AP Governorship Primaries
Former Oyo State governor, Rashidi Ladoja on Monday, December 8, 2014 emerged as the gubernatorial candidate for Accord Party (AP) ahead of the 2015 elections in Oyo State.
Ladoja, who had no opponent in the primary polled a total of 1,692 votes in what was a mere affirmation of his candidacy.
Accepting his candidature, Ladoja said: “This is not the victory itself but the beginning of the struggle that is taking us into the 2015 elections. The beauty of the AP is that it is a violence-free party. We do not believe in sharing money or spending money excessively on elections as it is done in other parties.
“We have done it before and we will do it again. The people of this state are waiting for us because the AP is the party to beat in the state. It is not for nothing that we are the darling of traders, students, teachers and everybody, this is because of the good work we have always done,” he stressed.
Ladoja, who doubles the national leader of the party in Nigeria said if elected, he would focus on the agricultural sector of the economy in order to make the state self-sufficient.
Also speaking, Oyo State AP chairman, Bashir Lawal said Ladoja had no opponent as the party and people of the state had convinced him to contest after he had earlier decided to take the backseat in the scheme of things.