Former governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has described former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, as a consummate politician and patriotic statesman.
Kalu acknowledged the contributions of the shipping magnate-turned politician to the social, economic and political development of Oyo State and Nigeria in general.
He urged politicians to embrace the exemplary leadership qualities of Ladoja, adding that the former governor is a well-respected figure in the business and political circles.
“As the former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, clocks 77, I join his family, political and business associates in celebrating the robust accomplishments of the celebrant in all facets of life.
“The celebrator is a successful businessman, astute politician and selfless statesman. He has played invaluable roles in nation building in various capacities.
“The former governor has over the years sustained his pedigree by embracing democratic virtues in his political pursuits.
“Ladoja remains a pillar of support and rallying point for his contemporaries and the younger generation,” Kalu said.