Following the recent visit of three All Progressives Congress (APC) governors on Sunday at Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to woo a former Governor Rashidi Ladoja, the spokesman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Engineer Akeem Olatunji has said that the governors’ visit to Ladoja was not a source of worry.
The National Caretaker Committee Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni (Yobe), Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu; Jigawa State Governor Abubakar Badaru; a former Speaker of House of Representatives Dimeji Bankole, who recently defected to the APC had stormed Ladoja’s Ondo Street, Bodija, Ibadan residence.
They were also joined by Senator Fatai Buhari (Oyo North), and an APC chieftain Sharafadeen Alli, after visiting the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Dr Kunle Olajide, the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji Dawud Akinola.
Mouthpiece NGR gathered that they held a one hour meeting before departing for Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Speaking with our correspondent on Monday, Mr Akeem Olatunji said Chief Ladoja is an elder statesman.
“Any political party or individual can visit him. Our national chairman, Uche Secondus, or APGA can visit him tomorrow. He is expected to be open to everybody as an elder statesman, irrespective of party affiliation since he is no longer carrying the card of any political party.”
Akeem who stressed that PDP has no reason to be disturbed about the visit further said that Governor Makinde is performing excellently and Chief Ladoja is happy with that.