Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has countered claim of the impeachment of former governor of Oyo State, Rasidi Ladoja being linked to his failed third term which he says is non-existent.
Ladoja became Governor of Oyo State in 2003 but was impeached in 2006, before being reinstatated after 11 months.
Speaking during the launch of former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala’s book, titled “Amazing Grace” which held at the Trenchard Hall of University of Ibadan on Thursday November 5, Obasanjo expressed shock over the allegation and also recalled how Ladoja paid heavily for ignoring his entreaties.
The former President said;
“You (Alao Akala) pointed out on page 140 that Ladoja picked up a quarrel with me for reason of a non-existent third term.
“I didn’t know that Ladoja picked up a quarrel. His becoming governor was due to the grace of God and major contributions of two people – Yekinni Adeojo from whom the party structure was wrested and Chief Adedibu who spearheaded the whole programme.
“I pleaded with him to make accommodation for them both. He told me that they were all Ibadan people and they knew how to deal with themselves.
“He subsequently proved himself right as they dealt with themselves. He, Ladoja, came out the worse for it.”