The report that the visit of ex-Oyo State governor, Rashidi Ladoja, to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu in Lagos was politically motivated, has drawn the reaction of the Ibadan High chief.
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Ladoja last year announced his retirement from active politics. He was in the week pictured together with Tinubu at the former Lagos governor’s residence setting tongues wagging about them putting heads together for 2023 election.
The ex-Oyo governor has debunked the insinuation via his media aide, Lanre Latinwo, in an interview with Tribune, saying the visit has no political undertone but to sympathize with Tinubu over the loss he suffered in the aftermath of EndSARS protest in regards to the attack on his business interests by hoodlums.
“They did not discuss anything politics. He went to Lagos for burial and he thought it fit to say hi to his old friend. Recall that they were governor at the same time. He also visited in view of the #EndSARS protest and the accompanying arson where his TVC and the Nation newspaper owned by Asiwaju Tinubu were torched. So, he only went to condole with him, and nothing else but that.
“Senator Rashidi Ladoja has not told anybody that he is in any party. He has said that he is no more a politician,” Latinwo told the paper.