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Oyo ACN Rebukes Ladoja For Suing Tribune

The Oyo State chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria has slammed the former governor of the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, for filing a libel case against the African Newspapers of Nigeria Plc, Publishers of the Tribune titles.

The former governor instituted a libel case against Tribune over an advertorial which gave details of the former governor’s alleged confessional statement in an ongoing money laundering case instituted against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The party this  in a statement on Sunday by its Publicity Secretary, Dauda Kolawole, said that it was an act of political intolerance at its best and the Accord Party’s own way of “spiking press freedom.”

The ACN noted that by suing the newspaper house over what it said was an allegation authored by one of his current aides and former Adviser to former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, Ladoja was merely committing the “proverbial fatal mistake that Yoruba often counsel against which is, seeking irrelevances in the quest for the curative medicine for leprosy”.

ACN said, “It is political intolerance at its best and Ladoja’s long-known disdain for the other person and the media. That advertorial in question was first placed in the Tribune in the build-up to the 2011 elections. It was sponsored by former governor Alao-Akala and signed by one of his major aides.

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