Folarin Took Back His Transformer Because Electorates Didn’t Vote for Him — Makinde

There have been insinuations on the internet that the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming election in Oyo State, Senator Teslim Folarin retrieved a transformer he gifted to the Sabo community in 2015, when the electorates failed to vote him in.

In another news, it was said that Folarin ordered the parking of gravel and cement donated for a project, because he was defeated at the poll.

In the meantime, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde has on Wednesday reiterated this fact, adding that his priority to serve the people of Oyo State is second to none.

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Makinde, who spoke while fielding answers to questions asked during a TV programme on Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), Ibadan; narrated how he promised traders his campaign bus and fulfilled his promise, despite losing at the poll in 2015.

“My brother Folarin had been in the Senate three terms, even as Senate Leader. He took his transformer back when they did not vote for him. In 2015, I told traders that the bus I used to campaign, I will give them. I gave it to them even though I lost.

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“The other day they even said during the Airport commissioning that he went to pack gravel from a road that he wanted to fix because he lost the election. So for us, it’s an opportunity to serve and we used it,” he added.

The Governor recalled how he promised regular payment of salaries which he tagged “GSM DATE” and how he has successfully paid for 45 months with just 3 months remaining.

“At my inauguration, I said there will be a GSM date. I didn’t even know what would be in the handover note because I hadn’t seen it. 45 months we have been paying. We only have 3 months to go and we have that solid. Under 2.0 we will take it to 96 months.

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“Our market men and women know that they will also get it because money circulates. At church, our civil servants pay tithe instead of begging for help. If they (the opposition) are saying it’s nothing, let them say what they have done when they were in government,” he added.


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