A former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja has told his political opponents not to use his age as a campaign tool against his eligibility to govern the state for the second time.
Ladoja will be over 70 years old in 2015 when he hopes to give the governorship of Oyo State another shot.
The Accord Party chieftain was reacting to comments by his political rivals that his age will work against him come 2015.
But Ladoja, who spoke in Ibadan, yesterday, said he was still fit to serve the state in any capacity and placed his fate in the hands of his party and the electorate.
He said: “You cannot possibly exclude me from 2015 elections. Age is a thing of the mind. I am as fit as a 40-year-old man. The Government House is not a place people go as governor to crack stones and lift weight”.
He added that “It is all about administration. An administrator is an administrator. You cannot buy experience with money. If my people want me, I will not reject them.
“My party will decide those who will contest in 2015. We have asked members to keep their ambitions to their hearts while we embark on mobilisation across the state”.