2023: Gov. Makinde afraid of Olubadan family, lied against me – Senator Balogun


The lawmaker representing Oyo South Senatorial district at the National Assembly, Dr. Muhammad Kola Balogun has said that the allegation of non-performance against him by Governor Seyi Makinde is not only puerile, but spurious.

Saga Gist reports that Balogun, a former commissioner for Commerce in the State was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019.

The lawmaker is the younger brother of the current Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Mahood Olalekan Balogun.

Findings showed that the lawmaker has been denied the second term ticket in the PDP.

The ticket has been reserved for a former gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) Engineer Joseph Tegbe who dumped the APC and joined the PDP a few weeks ago.

Balogun was denied the ticket due to allegations of non-performance.

But he has disclosed that the allegations against him by the governor are far from the truth. .

Balogun, in a statement on Saturday, explained that the decision to deny him a second term ticket by Makinde was informed by the fear of the Balogun family becoming too powerful for the governor to control and not because of non-performance.

Balogun in the statement titled “Real Facts Why Makinde Denied Olubadan’s Brother A Second Term Ticket”, insisted that Makinde was pressured by some powerful people who were afraid that having a Balogun as the Olubadan and another Balogun as a Senator would be too strong for him to control.

He explained that all the allegations levied against him which made the party deny him the ticket, are not only spurious, but are pure lies from the pit of hell.

Balogun challenged the Governor to publicly swear before PDP stakeholders, people of Ibadan, Oyo South Senatorial District and the entire State that he took that decision solely because of non-performance.

Balogun advised the Governor to remember that all power belongs to God.

He stated that God gives power to whoever He desires.

Balogun said, “At the initial stage of preparation for the coronation of the Olubadan, the Governor was unyielding but a group within his house impressed upon him the implications of having two Balogun brothers as the Olubadan and as a Senator.

“Governor Makinde reportedly made some claims that I am not performing and that I am not taking care of the party leaders in the nine local government areas in Oyo South Senatorial District.

“I challenge him to publicly swear before the PDP stakeholders; before the people of Ibadan, Oyo South Senatorial District and the entire state that he took that decision solely because of the reasons stated in the report. If he can do this, I will come back to openly apologise to him.

“The allegation of non-performance against me is puerile. The record of my performance and achievements is in the public domain and it is hereby attached to this piece.

“Our conclusion from all of these is that these allegations are not only spurious, they are also pure lies from the pit of hell. Governor Makinde should remember that all power belongs to God and He gives it to whoever He chooses. The battle is still on and the final judgment is of the Lord.”

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