The state congress conducted by the Ladoja and Koleosho factions in Oyo ADC is illegal – Chief Bayo Lawal.
A former Attorney General and commissioner for justice in Oyo state Chief Bayo Lawal, who is also a prominent member of the Senator Rashidi Ladoja group has expressed displeasure with the purported state Congress held by the Ladoja and Koleosho factions in the Africa Democratic Congress, describing it as illegal and not in accordance with the party guidelines and constitution.
Chief Lawal made this known in an exclusive telephone chat with Sunrisebulletin.com, the Kishi born politician remarked that ” I have personally told the chairman of the caretaker committee Dr Majekodunmi that the state Congress conducted by the Ladoja and Koleosho factions in ADC is not legal and not in line with party guide lines” he said. When asked if he his sympathetic towards the unity group, the legal luminary noted that ” I have not taken sides in the matter but standing with the law, and as far as the law is concerned the state congress held by the Ladoja and Koleosho factions in ADC is illegal.”
Speaking further, when asked if this means he will be leaving the Ladoja group based on this obvious legal infringement on party guide lines by the Ladoja and Koleosho group, chief Bayo Lawal said ” I am still in Ladoja’s group”
However, Sunrisebulletin.com gathered from close associates of the former attorney General that he has made up his mind to lead his followers into an alliance with the unity forum. Sources revealed that Chief Bayo Lawal was particularly not happy with the way Senator Ladoja prompted him to put his integrity at stake before members of the unity forum.
Our correspondent learnt that when members of the unity forum got wind that Senator Rashidi Ladoja and Chief Michael Koleosho has perfect plans to impose their stalwarts as party executives, without following due process, they expressed their opposition to the alleged plan as it were then, this led to an agreement between the groups to postpone the primaries originally scheduled to hold on Tuesday 29th.
At a meeting held on day of the supposed state congress, by the Unity forum to decide a way forward, it was said that Senator Rashidi Ladoja sent a delegation led by chief Bayo Lawal to the meeting, chief Lawal who spoke eloquently to the admiration of all present assured that a common ground will be reached that will be of benefit to all concern, and advised that all remain calm.
However, unknowing to him Senator Ladoja and Chief Koleosho had other plans, they hurriedly put a motley crowd together according to sources, and conducted a state congress for ADC without other critical stakeholders and announced some names as the executives of the Africa Democratic Congress in Oyo state.
This action sources told Sunrisebulletin.com, didn’t go well with Chief Bayo Lawal and as such may have decided to part ways with Senator Rashidi Ladoja.