By OLA AJAYI
IBADAN—FORMER Oyo State governor, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, said, yesterday, that Governor Abiola Ajimobi was yet to honour the gentleman agreement he entered with him.
He stated that it was some leaders of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, who mounted pressure on the governor to renege on his promise.
As a gentleman, he said, he was hopeful that Ajimobi should live up to the promise.
Ladoja, who spoke in Ibadan after the Ramadan prayer at Agodi Praying Ground, also disclosed how President Goodluck Jonathan, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN and Chief Dejo Raimi made entreaties to him to join the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The discussion, according to him, was stalled because the PDP leaders were yet to fulfil the conditions he put before them.
Ladoja, who said he remained in his Accord Party, stressed, “For now, we are open to discussion on terms that will be acceptable to all parties. We are happy to be free in our party and we encourage other people of like-minds to come and join us. We will be happy to receive them.”
Contrary to expectations of many people in the state that his party, Accord Party, was in working alliance with ACN, he said, “Let us get it straight away that we, in Accord Party have no working relationship with ACN.
Ladoja said: “We were invited by the ACN governor to stabilise the state so that he can be able to run a safe government. He has not yet told us that he doesn’t need that again. I am not unaware that some leaders are not happy with him and that they have even been mounting pressure on him by making things difficult for him to make him fulfil the agreement he had with us. I sympathise with the governor.”