The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chapter in Oyo State has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in the previous general elections, Teslim Folarin, not to identify his defeat in the last governorship vote with the state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde.
The party made the announcement on Monday in response to a recent statement attributed to Folarin.
According to our sources, Folarin declared earlier on Saturday that he lost the poll because of APC’s plans to gain the president.
In a statement made accessible to journalists, Akeem Olatunji, Publicity Secretary of the PDP in the state, labeled him as a bitter serial loser.
In a statement made available to JANESCOPE on Monday, Olatunji stated that Folarin lost his voting booth by more than 100 votes.
He went on to say that the late Alhaji Lamidi Adedibu had placed his political weight behind Folarin, who could not have won any election on his own as Makinde did to become governor.
“So, who threw him out of his polling booth, ward, and local government?” Furthermore, Folarin was a nobody in Oyo State politics from 2003 and 2007, when he became a Senator by happenstance as an opportunist.
“Normally, we would have ignored this reckless outburst by Oyo State’s most ungrateful politician since the return of democracy to Nigeria in 1999, being a political opportunist undeserving of the ground of merit and order of political ranking at the time on three separate occasions,” Olatunji said.
“How can a Folarin despise himself so much that he continues to punish himself with psychological pain?”
“Why can’t he just wake up from his delusions and self-denial of the obvious reality that Seyi Makinde is his political godfather and not a member of his political class or league of politicians?” “What’s the big deal about doing these things?”