Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja, the leader of Accord Party and the former Gubernatorial aspirant of Oyo state under Social Democratic Party, SDP, Seyi Mankinde have just joined the People’s Democratic Party.
Both Oyo politicians moved to the PDP on Thursday in Ibadan, when Sen. Ahmed Makarfi , Chairman of the PDP National Caretaker Committee , visited the Oyo capital.
Senator Ladoja, who was the former Governor of Oyo state in 2011, said he expressed the returning to PDP as such of a return to his home.
“When I left the PDP some years ago , it was because of the injustice done to me.
“ We left because the PDP leaders , at that time, were not ready to protect the interest of all members. We are back now because the new leadership has promised to right all wrongs and avoid mistakes of the past.
“I have discussed with members of the Accord party and they have asked for amnesty ; we need assurance from Makarfi that Accord Party members will be given equal treatment and a level playing ground , ” Ladoja stated
In his response , Makarfi said that he came to Ladoja “ to take you back to where you belong”.
“ We want you to return to your great
beginning; we want to start all over again as one family, ” he said.
Hundreds of Accord party , SDP, and PDP
supporters received Makarfi who also visited Chief Christopher Alao – Akala, another former Oyo governor being wooed by Makarfi.