The former Governor of Oyo state, Rashidi Ladoja has revealed that his impeachment in 2006 was masterminded by former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Ladoja said Obasanjo threatened to reduce him to “nobody” after he opposed his third term agenda and also rejected appeals by prominent Nigerians, including a late Yoruba leader, Pa Emmanuel Alayande, and a former Attorney General of the Federation, Prince Bola Ajibola to suspend the impeachment process.
Recalling how he got into politics after funding the election of late Chief Kolapo Ishola as the governor of the state in the Third Republic, the 75-year-old Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland said all the challenges he faced in politics helped shape his life.
“There are successes and failures. There are triumphs and disappointments. And in the long run, I will say that I’m grateful to God that I can claim more triumphs than disappointments.
“There was one that actually made the impeachment possible. It was Obasanjo’s third term.”