Teslim Folarin: Did Tinubu Dump APC Candidate for PDP in Oyo? Fact Emerges
- Teslim Folarin, the candidate of the APC during Oyo state governorship election, has denied accusing Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, of anti-party practices that saw to his defeat
- It was insinuated that Tinubu supported Seyi Makinde, the PDP candidate and governor of the state, to repay him for his support during the presidential election
- But Folarin, in a statement, distanced himself from the allegation and described Tinubu as a well respected leader
Ibadan, Oyo - Teslim Folarin, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 18 governorship election in Oyo, has denied the allegation that he said the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, supported Seyi Makinde, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the poll.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Makinde, the governor of the state, as the winner of the election after polling 563,756 votes to defeat Folarin, who garnered 256,685 votes.
What Folarin says about Tinubu's alleged support for Makinde during Oyo guber election
Prior to the February 25 presidential election, it was insinuated that Tinubu enjoyed the support of Makinde and worked for him, while it was suspected that the President-elect might have supported the re-election of the governor at the expense of his party's candidate.
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While Tinubu has been silent on the insinuation, Makinde has not been clear about the issue in his comments but insisted he had only asked his supporters to vote for fairness and justice.
However, Folarin, on Monday, March 20, took to his Twitter page and denied accusing Tinubu of sabotaging his chances in the poll, adding that Tinubu remained his leader.
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The senator said:
"My attention has been drawn to a trending 2:04mins video, blaming Mr. President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other APC chieftains for the outcome of Saturday, March 18th governorship and house of Assembly elections in Oyo State.
"I strongly dissociate myself from the trending video. It was produced by my sworn enemies with the sole intention to drive wedges in my relationships with our highly revered leader Asiwaju and other party stakeholders."
See the tweet here:
Key reasons why Teslim Folarin loses Oyo guber election to Makinde
As Makinde celebrates his re-election to rule the good people of Oyo state for the second term, Legit.ng compiles key factors that led to Folarin's major defeat in the just concluded polls;
The good people of Oyo state on Saturday, March 18, 2023, headed to the poll and through their votes, decided the fate of who eventually rules them in the next four years.
It was a shocking yet surprising development in Oyo state as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, March 19, 2023, declared Seyi Makinde, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the winner of the election.