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Why ex-Oyo Governor, Rashidi Ladoja was Impeached— Obasanjo

Elder stateman and two-term President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that ex-Oyo Governor Rashidi Ladoja was Impeached as governor of the State because he was ungrateful to his some Political bigwigs in his State.

Obasanjo who spoke at the launch of Ex-Oyo Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala’s autobiography titled ‘Amazing Grace’ in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Thursday said Ladoja refused to recognized the political influence of Late Chief Adedibu and Yekini Adeojo.

He further explained how he made failed attempt to reconcile Ladoja with the duo as he(Ladoja) turned deaf ears to his entreaties, which he later paid heavily for.

While Commenting on the page 140 of the book, Obasanjo said: “You pointed out on page 140 that Ladoja picked up a quarrel with me for reason of a non-existent third term.

“I didn’t know that Ladoja picked up a quarrel that his becoming governor was due to the grace of God and major contributions of two people- Yekinni Adeojo from whom the party structure was snatched and Chief Adedibu who spearheaded the whole programme.

“I pleaded with him to make accommodation for them both. He told me that they were all Ibadan people and they knew how to deal with themselves.

“He subsequently proved himself right as they dealt with themselves and he, Ladoja, came out the worse for it.

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