2023: Folarin Declares Guber Bid As Balogun Leads Supporters To APC
In a two-in-one event similar to using one stone to kill two birds, Senator Teslim Folarin, lawmaker representing Oyo central, will be declaring his gubernatorial bid while his colleague in Oyo south, Kola Balogun, who recently joined the All Progressives Congress, APC, will be formalizing it.
At an event coming up tomorrow at the party secretariat, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, Senator Folarin would be unveiling his ambition to be Governor in the presence of party faithful, supporters and lovers who have been mobilized for the event.
After submitting his letter, close associates of Folarin, who once contested the governorship under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2015, would visit his local government of Ona Ara to also brief party leaders.
The Ibadan senior chief, who will soon be elevated from his Ayingun Olubadan to a bigger title, is one of the 6 APC governorship aspirants who have bought the party’s interest of expression and nomination forms.
Also, the Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District, Kola Balogun will also be publicly announcing his defection into the APC having bid his former party PDP farewell.
”Fortunately, though unknown to the two senators, they have chosen the same day. That is why we are a doing a two-in-one event tomorrow. Folarin will be declaring his guber bid officially while Balogun will be making his first public appearance as an APC member tomorrow,” a party source who didn’t want name in print told OYOINSIGHT.COM.
His defection comes two weeks after Muraina Ajibola, Remi Oseni, Yemi Aderibigbe, Demola Omotoso Adekola Adeoye joined the APC from the PDP.
He will be battling the likes of Adesoji Akanbi, Kolapo Kola-Daisi, Adegoke Adegboyega, Remi Oseni, Bimbo Adekanmbi and host of others who may still obtain the senatorial forms in Oyo south.