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Monday, 22 July 2013

Third force ’ll sack ACN, PDP from South-West in 2015 - Ladoja

A former governor of Oyo State and national leader of the Accord Party, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has disclosed that he is championing a third political force that will rout the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN) as well as the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) from the South-West geospolitical zone in 2015.

Ladoja, who made this known in an interview on a private radio station in Ibadan, Splash F.M, said he had been discussing with leaders from other state in the South-West and fine-tuning an action plan to achieve the aim.

Asked who the leaders and what the plan were, Ladoja said the names of the leaders as well as the strategy to be deployed in sinking the ACN and the PDP in the next elections were being closely kept from the media so as to shock the ruling party.

“The third force is a force that is going to come and uproot both the ACN and the PDP and it is a force that Ladoja is championing and also discussing with various politicians in the South-West about,” he said.

On the media war between him and Governor Abiola Ajimobi, he said he was not at war with the governor but would resist being gagged in condemning anti-people policies of the ACN government in the state.

He said, for instance, he would not keep quiet because the state government decided to provide water for plants and flowers while the people of the state continued to live with dry taps in their homes.

On the claim by his party concerning the academic certificate and qualifications of Governor Ajimobi, the former governor said, “as far as I am concerned, I believe that a gentleman must live up to his words. If you say you have a Master’s degree, then you have it.”

“Ajimobi said he has a Master’s degree and I have no reason to doubt him. I was in Belgium on a Belgian government scholarship and studied Chemical Engineering and came out with distinction. I have my certificate and presented same to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2003.

“In 1992, I did the same thing when I contested election into the Senate because they had to verify my claims are true. It is only now that you do not need to present your certificate to INEC,” Ladoja said.