Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed the main reason for the impeachment of the then governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja.
Obasanjo made this known on Thursday during the launch of the autobiography of Adebayo Alao-Akala, also a former governor of Oyo.
According to Obasanjo, Ladoja was impeached for being ungrateful to late Lamidi Adedibu(a political godfather in the state) and Yekinni Adeojo (a prominent politician in the state).
Obasanjo who said he discovered Ladoja picked up a quarrel with him in Alao-Akala’s autobiography said Ladoja paid heavily for turning deaf ears to his entreaties.
“You pointed out on page 140 that Ladoja picked up a quarrel with me for reason of a non-existent third term,” he said.
“I didn’t know that Ladoja picked up a quarrel that his becoming governor was due to the grace of God and major contributions of the two people.
“I pleaded with him to make accommodation for them both. He told me that they were all Ibadan people and they knew how to deal with themselves. He subsequently proved himself right as they dealt with themselves and he, Ladoja, came out the worse for it.”