PDP convention: Ladoja, Daniel quit chairmanship race
A former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and his Ogun State counterpart, Chief Gbenga Daniel, have withdrawn from the national chairmanship race of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The two men announced their withdrawal from the race in Abuja on Saturday, shortly before the commencement of voting by delegates.
It was however not clear if delegates would be able to know about their intention before voting commenced.
This is because the two former chairmanship aspirants did not send their messages to the delegates.
Ladoja, in a statement, said his decision was anchored on the realisation that the fewer the candidates from the South-West zone, the better the chances of the South-West to produce the chairman at the elective convention.
The statement read, “At the close of nominations, seven aspirants from the South-West Zone obtained and returned nomination forms for the position of the national chairman of our party, the PDP.
“From consultations with stakeholders from various zones, we gathered that from all zones, the stakeholders who preferred to back the South-West zone for the position, suggested that we should prune down the number, if possible, to one person.”
Ladoja who just returned to the PDP and was given a waiver, added that given the support of the north for the South-West; it was only expected that the zone will reciprocate to make the dream a reality.Punch