Ex-Oyo governor, Ladoja loses special assistant on traditional matters

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The Special Assistant on traditional matters to the former governor of Oyo State, Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja, Lateef Ladoja, is dead.

Ladoja who is the current Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland was the Governor of Oyo State between 2003 and 2007.

It was gathered that the deceased died at the age of 73, in the early hours of Tuesday.

He reportedly died as a result of gunshot wounds he sustained during an accidental discharge.

The incident occurred after the installation of Gbadamosi Dauda Olaniyi as Mogaji Abidiodan, Itutaba, Oje, Ibadan.

It was gathered that the deceased has been buried in line with Islamic rites.

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Media aide to the former governor, Mr. Lanre Latinwo, confirmed the death of the deceased on Wednesday.

Latinwo said, “He has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

“Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, members of Olubadan-in- Council and some other chiefs have sent their condolences to Osi Olubadan and the entire Ladoja’s family on the death of their loved one”.

Ladoja was instrumental to Ajimobi, Makinde’s emergence as Oyo Governor – AD chieftain, Alao