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Ladoja will soon recover his mandate from Ajimobi

Posted: Apr 28, 2015 at 7:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oladele Ogunsola  / Ibadan


A group, Ibadanland Accord Elders Forum, has assured the people that Accord Party (AP) governorship candidate for Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, would recover the mandate given to him at the poll on April 11.

The group also called on the state police command to checkmate hired political thugs attacking innocent members of the party and traders.

The forum in a statement in Ibadan by its Chairman, Tunji Adeoye, and Secretary, Toyese Oladejo, believe that the people of the state would laugh last as the mandate of Ladoja would be recovered in the next three months.

The elders alleged that the results of the election had shown that widespread manipulation of results was noticed in the 10 local government areas in Oke-Ogun and other locations in the state.

They argued that the state and its residents were mourning since the governorship election result was released.

The elders remarked that the unpopularity of the election result was epitomised by the current compulsion of innocent traders and residents to celebrate, leading to the maiming and victimisation of the people.

The AP elders wondered why the people were being forced to celebrate with the APC, adding that “the situation is unwarranted and a calculated attempt to suppress the masses”.

They, therefore, called on the state police command to wade into the matter and instill sanity, warning that members of the party would resort to self help if the attacks persist.

The group furthered assured that Ladoja would soon recover his mandate while soliciting for peace in the state.

The group insisted that given the results announced by the electoral commission, “it is glaring that Abiola Ajimobi is voted against by the majority as a total of 572,390 voters voted against him while 327,310 were said to have voted for him.

The elders enjoined the people to exercise patience and be resolute in their yearning for positive changes in the state through Ladoja.

They urged artisans, teachers, civil servants, traders and other professionals in the state not to despair but to be confident that this gloomy night would soon give way to a bright and shinning day.