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I’m in no mood for ‘siddon look,’ not quitting politics soon —Ex-gov Ladoja

I’m in no mood for ‘siddon look,’ not quitting politics soon —Ex-gov Ladoja

A former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja has said he had no plans to quit politics.

He said this while speaking with newsmen in his Bodija, Ibadan residence on Sunday.

He added that he would no longer seek election into any political seat.

He, however, promised to make himself available for any developmental politics in any part of the country, adding that he would never adopt the ‘siddon look’ approach to politics as being rumoured in some quarters.

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He said: “Is it possible for someone to retire from politics? Are you not a politician? And so, what are they talking about? All I said was that I am not contesting again. Is that not retirement? That is retirement.

“I say I am not contesting again, but I will always go for developmental politics. Whether I am in partisan or non-partisan politics, if there are any developmental politics, I will always go for it anywhere in Nigeria. So, it is not a question of ‘siddon-look’, I am not ‘siddoning look.”

On the security situation in the country, the former governor said the government was not sincere in its approach to finding a lasting solution, saying, “if they are ready they will first look at the root causes of the challenges and tackle the same headlong.”

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