By Ibidapo Balogun
He had threatened to file a petition at the election tribunal to challenge the re-election of Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi, saying the April 11, 2015 election in the state was massively rigged.
And now, it emerged that former governor of the state and Accord candidate in the governorship election, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has finally filed a petition at the election tribunal in the state.
Some prominent leaders in the state had visited him to persuade him not to challenge Ajimobi’s victory, but he stuck to his guns.
In a statement at the weekend by the Director-General of his campaigns, Hon. Adeolu Adeleke, Ladoja said he had enough evidence to reclaim his mandate, which he said was stolen.
He gave the petition file number as EPL/111/Gov/22/2015.
Ladoja also alleged that some election materials were being burnt in a particular local government to destroy his evidence and that of other Accord candidates.
He warned against the alleged act and threatened “to react accordingly by doing the right thing which may make the state ungovernable”.
But, according to the statement, “Senator Rashidi Ladoja wishes to express his commitment to the use of the instrumentality of law to retrieve his stolen mandate as he always does. He also urges the tribunal members to discharge their duty with utmost dedication without any fear or favour as the whole world is watching.”