Ladoja hosts Makarfi, lists terms to return to PDP

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has assured former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja and other prospective members of the party a level playing ground.

Makarfi stated this on Thursday when he and other members of the PDP reconciliatory committee visited Ladoja in his Ibadan residence.

The former governor of Kaduna State arrived Ladoja’s house around 12.57 pm accompanied by Prof Jerry Gana, Elder Wole Oyelese, Hon. Mulikat Adeola Akande, Chief Jumoke Akinjide, Hon. Muraina Ajibola, Alhaji Azeem Gbolarumi, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, Gbenga Daniel, Senator Abdul Ningi and other chieftains of the party.

Accord Party members who welcomed Makarf’s team i included Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, Dr. Nureni Adisa, Dr. Nureni Adeniran and members of the State House of Assembly on the platform of Accord Party.

Ladoja, who is the national leader of Accord Party, while speaking, however, asked for a level playing ground for him and his men.

He said: “I didn’t want to leave PDP. We were forced to leave PDP. Myself, Ngige, Fayose.

“Mr. Chairman, what are the terms? If the terms are right and the term is that equality of everybody.

“Ladoja is not coming to PDP, Ladoja and his people are coming. My colleagues in Accord, they are here, some members of Oyo State House of Assembly are here, have I spoken? We won 8 seats in the state assembly. That shows how strong we are.

“I can say within the next two days, even next two hours, we can say come and raise our hands.

“When we left PDP, we got a lot of offers. That is why we are in Accord. I want to assure you that it is the desire of everybody to send this government away.

Makarfi, in his response, said: “Politics is dynamic. The convention we planned, there is going to be constitution amendment to address the issue of internal democracy. Only last week, during the primary of our party in Anambra, we granted waiver to a gubernatorial aspirant. These issues you have raised.

‎”Don’t nurse any fear, let’s start together. We have a committee which seeks to harmonise everybody; let’s start afresh.

“You have not committed any offence to get amnesty. We want to integrate you back. It is better they get integrated under our leadership before the convention. The earlier the better.”

Makarfi is also billed to meet and discuss with the former Minister of Justice and Attorney General during the second republic, Chief Richard Akinjide, the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Engineer Seyi Makinde, Chief Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa, Chief Micheal Koleose in a bid to woo them to the PDP.


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