Former governor of Oyo state, Rashidi Ladoja, has been reportedly rushed to UCH – He was said to have collapsed during a meeting he held with members of ADC in Ibadan – One of his associates who was said to have confirmed the news, said the Ibadan high chief would soon be discharged Former governor of Oyo state, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja has been reportedly rushed to the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, the capital of the state, over undisclosed ailment.
NAIJ.com regional reporter in Ibadan, Newman Babson, reports that Ladoja who is the leader of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the state, was reported to have collapsed during a meeting he held in Ibadan to review the chance of the party in the next week’s gubernatorial election in Osun state.
He was reported to have been involved in serious campaigns for his party in the state for the coming election NAIJ.com was told by one of his associates that it was not a serious issue but confirmed of his admission at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, adding that he would soon be discharged.
“There is nothing to fear about as our leader will return home either Friday or Sunday. He only needs some rests. The stress is too much”, the source said. It was gathered that no official detail concerning his ailment has been confirmed but a member of the party suspected that it might be age factor.
Senator Ladoja had on Thursday, September 13, led other members of his party to Ile Ife in Osun state to campaign for the party’s candidate at the fast approaching gubernatorial election in the state.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that former governors of Osun and Oyo states, Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Rashidi Ladoja, would lead the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Osun state campaign committee. It was reported that the party also expressed confidence in its candidate, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, and his running mate, Justice Folahanmi Oloyede, (retd.), to emerge victorious in the September 22 governorship election in Osun state.