Ladoja apologizes to Oyo electorate for supporting Ajimobi in 2011
ACCORD Party governorship candidate in Oyo state, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja has apologized to the people of the state for asking them to vote for the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi in 2011.
Addressing his supporters at campaign rally in Ibadan at the weekend, he said it was on the basis of his support that the Ajimobi got the goodwill that brought him to power
He however expressed regret that Senator Ajimobi has squandered that goodwill through sheer incompetence, which informed the call on him to contest the next month governorship election in the state.
He noted that the Ajimobi led government has practically grounded the education sector in the state with close to 90 pupils or more per class, from the 30pupils per class that he left it.
He further stated that running grants are no more being given to schools wondering if the government wants head teachers to spend their personal income in meeting the miscellaneous needs of schools. He also noted that school buildings are in dilapidated conditions while teachers’ salaries are consistently irregular.
Ladoja noted that while he was in office between 2003 to 2007, he made sure that teachers and civil servants got their salaries on the 25th of every month and a week to any major festival adding that he employed 5,000 NCE teachers and 1,800 graduate teachers and built model schools.
He stressed that it was most unfortunate for the present government in Oyo state to lie that they have recently employed 5000 teachers, when in reality they employed less than one thousand.
Ladoja urge the people to be patient and effect a positive change with their vote in the next governorship election in the state, promising to restore the lost glory of the state if elected.
Meanwhile, Ladoja has denied that he received any form of assistance from former Lagos state governor, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu during his impeachment saga when he was the governor of the state between 2003 and 2007
In a statement yesterday by his campaign organization, he challenged Tinubu to tell the whole world any form of assistance he ever received from him saying “Senator Ladoja never at anytime received any form of assistance from Senator Tinubu or his party. We advise Senator Tinubu to restrict himself to the truth if he must talk about Ladoja”