Ladoja's visit to Tinubu in Lagos not about 2023 politics, says former gov's media aide

Ladoja's visit to Tinubu in Lagos not about 2023 politics, says former gov's media aide

- Ladoja's media aide, Latinwo, has cleared the air regarding the former Oyo governor's recent visit to APC chieftain, Tinubu, in Lagos

- Contrary to earlier speculations, Latinwo said Ladoja was at Tinubu's place to sympathise with him following the destruction of some properties linked to him

- The media aide said the visit has nothing to do with politics just as he also shed light on the allegations of anti-party levelled against his principal

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The visit of former Oyo state governor, Rashidi Ladoja, to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, in Lagos, was not about politics, according to Lanre Latinwo, his media aide.

In what seemed like a preparation for his speculated 2023 presidential ambition, Tinubu on Wednesday, December 9, played a host to Ladoja, in his Bourdillon home, Lagos, had earlier reported.

However, Latinwo told Nigerian Tribune that the visit has nothing to do with the 2023 politics which has consistently dominated the media space.

2023 presidency: Ladoja's visit to Tinubu in Lagos not about politics, says former gov's media aide
Ladoja visited Tinubu in Lagos and his media aide said it had nothing to do with 2023 politics. Photo credit: @insideoyo
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According to the former governor's media aide, Ladoja only visited Tinubu to console him over the losses he suffered during the violence which trailed the #EndSARS protests in Lagos.

He added that Ladoja was in Lagos for burial and used the opportunity to commiserate with his old friend, noting that the Ibadan chief and Tinubu were both governors at the same time.

Commenting on the insinuations that Ladoja’s visit was anti-party, Latinwo maintained that the former Oyo governor was no more a politician and has not declared his membership of any party.

He said:

“They did not discuss anything politics. He went to Lagos for burial and he thought it fit to say hi to his old friend. Recall that they were governor at the same time.

“He also visited in view of the #EndSARS protest and the accompanying arson where his TVC and the Nation newspaper owned by Asiwaju Tinubu were torched. So, he only went to condole with him, and nothing else but that.
“Senator Rashidi Ladoja has not told anybody that he is in any party. He has said that he is no more a politician."

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Meanwhile, the agitation among the leaders of the APC on which region should produce President Muhammadu Buhari's successor may be put to rest next year.

Sources cited by Daily Trust said the APC would take the important decision on where its 2023 presidential candidate would come from in June 2021.

One of the sources who spoke anonymously said if the north gets the slot of the national chairman of the party during the national convention of the party, the presidential candidate of the party would come from the south and vice versa.

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