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Aggrieved Oyo gov aspirants return to PDP

By Ola Ajayi

IBADAN—SOME aggrieved governorship aspirants who had distanced themselves since the former Senate leader, Senator Teslim Folarin was picked as the party’s governorship candidate for the February 28 polls have returned and joined the candidate in his campaign.

The aggrieved aspirants who had resolved to work for the success of the party include Alhaji Hazim Gbolarumi, Mr. Femi Babalola (Jogor), Professor Soji Adejumo, Senator Ayoade Adeseun, and Alhaji Kehinde Olaosebikan.

They were all present at a rally organized by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ibadan yesterday for President Goodluck Jonathan and its governorship candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin.

The coordinator of the rally, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide who is the Minister of State, FCT, warned that people should not vote for General Muhammadu Buhari who she claimed, had threatened that Ikoyi Prison would receive many visitors if he should become president.

Instead, she told Nigerians to vote for Jonathan who during his tenure, signed into law the Freedom of Information Act, FoI, which allows for freedom of speech and expression among Nigerians.

Speaking further, she noted that other candidates in other parties had been tested, but Folarin who is a young person “is capable and competent. He is my younger brother and he has promised to work with President Jonathan to ensure we get Ibadan State,” she said.

Others present included Alhaji Yekeen Adeojo (Seriki Musulumi of Yorubaland, former Deputy National Chairman, South, and PDP Leader), Chief Lekan Balogun, Senator Hosea Agboola, Senator Ayoade Adeseun (Oyo Central), Oyo PDP Chairman, Akeem Yinka Taiwo, Alhaja Modinat Abosede Adedibu. Others were the House of Representatives members, Muraina Ajibola, and Olusegun Odebunmi, Hon. Asimiyu Alarape (former House of Assembly Speaker and Director-General, ‘Teslim Folarin Campaign Organization’), Moroof Atilola (former Speaker, Oyo Assembly), among others.


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