Written by Adeola Badru
A group of members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, like-minded Oyo PDPs, described comments credited to Senator representing Oyo South Senate in the upper house of the National Assembly, Senator Kola Balogun, where he described former Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose , as a troublemaker in the southwestern PDP as idiotic, utterly meaningless.
The group, beating the senator, added that such a comment can only be given by someone whose level of reasoning requires a comprehensive psychiatric assessment.
In a statement to his media aide, Rotimi Johnson, Balogun described Fayose as an element of division that has always been disobedient, rebellious and arrogant, saying he is a boring man who can only attract like-minded people of controversial character.
However, in a quick response, the group said in a statement signed by its spokesman Babatunde Nafiu, which was made available to Vanguard on Wednesday, that if someone could insult a person like Fayose who has twice been governor, it would not was supposed to be Senator Kola Balogun, who the group said had his file almost empty like a warehouse without goods.
The group said: “We recall that throughout his political life he was only a commissioner and general manager of the campaign. The place he currently occupies came only on Gold’s platter, because he himself did not know that he would win the senatorial election. “
“Former Oyo State Governor Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala gave him the post of commissioner during his first 11-month term as governor in 2006, and reappointed in 2007 when he won the election. The second position he ever took was the position of general director of the pre-election organization Akala in 2015. He later joined the APC where nothing was offered to him. “
“If we can ask ourselves, where was Kola Balogun in 2003 when Fayose became governor of the state of Ekiti? The answer is clear, he was nobody. Now he speaks of Fayose as a nuisance. “
“A Balogun who, if he had fought in the senatorial election, could not have defeated former Oyo Deputy Governor, Barrister Azeem Gbolarumi.”
He also said that Fayose cannot talk negatively with President Muhammadu Buhari because he is afraid of the EFCC. Balogun as a PDP senator should have the guts for that because he is in the opposition party. ”
The statement went on to say: “We challenge him to hold a press conference, swear by any means and ask the spirit of the late Oyo Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, to pick him up if he (Kola Balogun) has not raised N20 million from Ajimobi before the 2019 Senate election when he felt he might not win the election. “
“Finally, we also want to remind Balogun to encourage fellow senators from the state of Oyo, Senator Tesla Folarin and Senator Fatai Buhari, who have worked extremely well in the absolute care of their constituents.”
“Balogun refrains from being anyone and does not stop being a stupid senator who just goes to the red chamber to warm up his seat. He should focus on his mandate, not verbal diarrhea in the name of trying to bring down someone like Fayose who is far ahead of him, ”the group added at the end.[[[[
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