Rasheed Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo State, on Friday, resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and defected to the African Democratic Congress, ADC.
Ladoja, who announced his defection in the presence of associates at his residence in Ibadan, said the ADC must work hard ahead of the 2019 general elections.
He also revealed that he had met former president Olusegun Obasanjo, one of the leaders of the party, and has been assigned with a higher responsibility at the national level of the party.
He called on all party members to ensure that their upcoming ward, local and state congresses election is a success.
Ladoja said, “We have representation in all the wards in the state so we have to plan the congress early in order to evade the limitation given by the Independent National Electoral Commission in its timetable. I urge you to work harder than before. We trusted some people in the other party but we were betrayed; this time, we have to defend the interest of our group.
“The assignment I have now is to welcome the new governors that are joining the party. I may not be around but I am sure that the state is safe in the hands of our people.”