A group of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) members in Oyo State, Oyo PDP likeminds have described comments credited to the Senator representing Oyo South senatorial district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Kola Balogun, where he described former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, as leader of nuisances in South-West PDP as idiotic, highly nonsensical and could only come from someone whose level of reasoning requires comprehensive psychriatic evaluation.
Balogun, had in a statement issued by his media aide, Rotimi Johnson, described Fayose as a divisive element who had always been insurbodinate, rebelious and arrogant, saying he is a nuisance who can only attract likeminds with disputable character.
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However, in a swift reaction, the group in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Babatunde Nafiu, of which was made available to journalists in Ibadan, on Wednesday, noted thatif someone could open his mouth to insult a person such as Fayose who had been the governor of a state twice, it should not be Senator Kola Balogun, whose track records is as almost empty like a warehouse without goods.
“We recall that in his entire political life, he had only been a Commissioner and a campaign Director-General. The seat he is presently occupying came only on a platter pf Gold as he himself never knew he was going to win a senatorial election.
“It was former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, who gave him a Commissioner post during his first 11-month tenure as governor in 2006 and reappointed in 2007, when he won the election. The second ever position he occupied was that of the Director-General of the campaign organisation of Akala in 2015. He later joined the APC where he was not offered anything.
“If we may ask, where was Kola Balogun in 2003 when Fayose became the governor of Ekiti State? The answer is straight, he was a nobody. Now, he is reffering to Fayose as a nuisance. Balogun who if he had contested the senatorial election party primary, he would not have been able to defeat former deputy governor of Oyo State, Barrister Azeem Gbolarumi.
“He was also saying Fayose could not talk to President Muhammadu Buhari negatively because he is afraid of EFCC. Balogun as a PDP senator should have the guts to do that since he is in the opposition party.”
The statement further held that:”We challenge him to address a press conference, swear by whatever means and ask the spirit of the late governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi to come and pick if he (Kola Balogun) did not collected N20 milion from Ajimobi prior to the senatorial election in 2019 when he felt he may not win the election.”
“On a final note, we also like to remind Balogun to take a cue from his fellow senators from Oyo State, Senator Teslim Folarin and Senator Fatai Buhari, who had been doing tremendously well to take absolute care of their constituents.
“Balogun refrain from being a nonentity and also cease from being a dummy senator who just go to the red chamber to warm-up the seat. He should focus on its mandate rather than running verbal diarhoea in the name of trying to bring down somebody like Fayose who is far far ahead of him.”