I Didn’t Defect, I’m Back Home — Kola Balogun as He Officially Joins APC

The Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District, Kola Balogun has officially defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Balogun was received into the progressives fold at the party’s secretariat in Oke Ado, Ibadan on Tuesday by the state chairman of the party, Isaac Omodewu.

The defection followed weeks of silent war, following the decision of Governor Makinde, to deny the senator a ticket to return to the Senate for second term, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He was received by the APC chairman in Oyo State, Hon. Isaac Omodewu, and the entire State Working Committee (SWC) as well as notable leaders of the party.

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While speaking on the reason why he chose to decamp, Balogun accused the government of ‘Seyi Makinde of serving personal interest and not the interest of the masses.

“I didn’t defect, I’m came back home. They are serving their personal interest and not the interest of the masses. There is security breaches across the state.

“Who uses diesel to power street lights in the 21st century if not that they are serving their own personal interest,” Balogun said.

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Speaking, the elated party chairman said he was happy that the APC is waxing stronger and better on daily basis.

”Yes we have misunderstanding withing ourselves in APC but we have resolved all the issues and there is no more crisis. We are united and by the grace of God we are returning to Agodi Government House in 2023.

“I have tried. We now have the three Senators in Oyo state in our fold. On behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leadership of the party, I welcome Senator Balogun into APC,” Omodewu said.

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Omodewu thereafter presented the party’s flag to Balogun.

Speaking, Balogun thanked members of the party’s SWC and NWC for giving him the opportunity to come back home.

Meanwhile, party stalwarts at the event include Hon Mojeed Olaoya, Senator Teslim Folarin, Senator Buhari Abdulfatai, Hon Asimiyu Alarape, Hon Yemi Aderibigbe, former Minister of the Communications. Barr. Bayo Shittu, Olamiju Alao-Akala, Demola Omotoso, Shina Peller, Dapo Lam-Adesina among others.


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