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Ladoja Absent As Olubadan-In-Council Visits Makinde, Endorses Him For Second Term

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Ladoja Absent As Olubadan-In-Council Visits Makinde, Endorses Him For Second Term

The highest traditional leadership in Ibadanland, Olubadan-In-Council, on Thursday, endorsed Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State for a second term in office.

Naija News reports that the Olubadan-In-Council backed Makinde during a visit to the Governor’s Office in the Agodi area of Ibadan, the state capital.

The Ibadan Chiefs stated that the governor deserves re-election following his unprecedented achievements and uncommon development across the state.

However, the Otun Olubadan, Rashidi Ladoja, was absent at the meeting following his support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin.

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Recall that Ladoja, while speaking with his loyalists at a meeting at his residence on Monday, said Makinde failed to support the PDP House of Representatives and senatorial candidates after picking them.

The former Oyo governor added that the governor didn’t spend money to support them or campaign for them before the February 25 polls.

He said: “In the just-concluded National Assembly elections, all the three senators under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost.

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“And this is not about the history of Oyo State but also about the history of the person in power. We saw an example of this in Osun State.

“Osun State governor, Ade­mola Adeleke, has only been in power for three months, yet he was able to clear all the House of Representatives and Senato­rial seats for candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the just concluded Na­tional Assembly election.

“And then, we have to know that Osun State is in a peculiar position because it is the root of Bola Tinubu, the president-elect.

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“After Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde picked the PDP House of Representatives and senatorial candidates to repre­sent the state at the National Assembly, he didn’t offer any form of support to them.

“He didn’t spend money to support them or give out a word to the citizens for any single one of them. Even God detests ac­tions that are unfair and unjust.

“So when Saturday, March 18 comes, please, leave all you’re doing and go out to cast your votes the way we are cast­ing it.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.

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