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Confusion Hits Ladoja’s ZLP As Chieftains and Stakeholders Plan to Cross Carpet

Confusion Hits Ladoja’s ZLP As Chieftains and Stakeholders Plan to Cross Carpet

Confusion has struck the camp of Chief Rashidi Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo state, as his party stakeholders and chieftains proceed to negotiate with different political parties and groups as they plan to leave ZLP.

Their proposed cross carpeting to either the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) or the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, is the present cause of a severe crisis tearing the ex-governor’s camp.

The current developments in Ladoja’s political group and the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), are evidence that all is in disarray.

Reports from Ladoja’s camp have claimed that he is unhappy with the poor outing of the ZLP in the 2019 general elections nationwide. “He joined the ZLP with very high hopes. But as I speak with you today, he is dissatisfied with the party’s lacklustre performance in elections.

“It is a fact that we want to move to a party where we can be better positioned to participate in elections with the chances of emerging victorious. It is not enough to always wait for big parties we can form alliances with during elections. Ladoja is a big political figure. He is currently the biggest political entity in Oyo State today. It is not advisable for him to remain in the ZLP with the huge followership he enjoys across the state. He has political clout and reaches. What is needed is a virile political platform and that is what we seek,” a source revealed.

It would be recalled that few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state, Ladoja’s ZLP teamed with two other opposition political parties to crash their governorship aspirations to support Governor Seyi Makinde, who was then the PDP gubernatorial flagbearer, for the March 9 election. They agreed, the parties, namely the ZLP, African Democratic Congress (ADC), and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), decided after a crucial meeting.

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