Kola Balogun, the senator representing Oyo South senatorial district, has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2023. Senator Balogun had on Monday, May 2, resigned his membership in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Senator Kola Balogun, the lawmaker representing Oyo South, has left the PDP for the APC ahead of 2023.
Naijinfo reported that his exit from the PDP was contained in a statement signed by his media aide, Dapo Falade, on Monday evening in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
He had allegedly resigned from the PDP after Governor Seyi Makinde gave the Oyo South senatorial ticket to Mogaji Joseph Tegbe, who recently defected from the APC.
Senator Balogun joins APC to pick senatorial ticket Leadership newspaper reported that Senator Balogun who is the younger brother of Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Lekan Balogun, sealed a deal on Wednesday, May 4, to join the APC and pick its senatorial ticket for the forthcoming election.
According to The Guardian, Senator Balogun has confirmed his defection saying: “It is true. Yes, it is confirmed.
I have joined APC.” It was gathered that the senator had initially expressed displeasure over the manner Governor Makinde withdrew the South senatorial ticket from him and handed it over to Tegbe. READ ALSO Former Ganduje’s aide Salihu Yakasai joins Kano governorship race With the development, the APC now has all three senators from Oyo state.