Why Ladoja left ADC to Zenith Labour Party – ZLP guber candidate, Sharadeen Alli


Gubernatorial candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), in Oyo State, Barrister Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli on Saturday disclosed the reason a former Governor of the State, Senator Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja left the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and joined the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).
Alli while speaking with journalists in Ibadan, the state capital, said it was never the intention of Ladoja to nurture a party that has no focus for the development of Oyo State and would shortchange the different segments that make up the various constituencies in the scheme of things.

He said that the issue of zoning and the need to be fair and just to all the segments and groups in the state made the former Governor to dump ADC and join ZLP.

Alli said, “Every zone of the state, in fairness, deserves to be represented in the scheme of things but greed and avarice characterised the attitude of most of the people Ladoja found himself in their midst.
“Take for instance, in a given constituency in Oke-Ogun area of the state where there are four local governments having a single representative for the federal house, two of them, a single representative for the House of Assembly, of these four, candidates for the two houses were picked from a single local government and from the same area comes the running mate to the guber candidate, where is equity?

“The worst is the assumption of leadership of the party by some of the people who would alter the list of candidates at will, this is not good for a disciplined party and when you look at the caliber of people doing this, they are those who ordinarily wouldn’t have had the opportunity of getting a second term ticket in their former party”.

Alli while speaking further reiterated that the gubernatorial candidate of the ADC, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin was never elected with the laid down rules, hence there are several litigations against the candidature and even some other candidates.
He said that the party, ZLP has been structured around the existing one coming from the ADC since most people already keyed into the new arrangement with the leader of the party and this is the more reason why the take off of ZLP was so easy.

He said his emergence as the party’s candidate is “God’s doing, it is like the oak of God which passeth all human understanding, just as I foresee my assumption as the state governor in 2019 taking the same dimension as God’s own project”.