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Senator, representing Oyo Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Teslim Folarin has promised to restore peace and development when elected as the governor of the pacesetter state.

  Sen Folarin made the promise while declaring interest to contest for Governor of   Oyo State under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the party secretariat, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, on Tuesday.

  He emphasised that security of lives and property and enabling environment for investment would be prioritised by his administration for the benefit of all if given the mandate and appealed to party members to give him support for the victory.

Oyo State APC Chairman,  Isaac Omodewu while confirming that all internal wrangling has been resolved, stressed that there was the need for party supporters to join hands and sheath their swords to reclaim Oyo state in 2023.

Chief Omodewu added that APC now has the three senators from Oyo State in its fold, expressing confidence that more bigwigs from other parties would defect to the APC soon.

In a remark, the Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial District, Dr Fatai Buhari pointed out that members of the National Assembly from Oyo State were united for national interest and to build good working relationships as committee members, thus making it easy for Senator Kola Balogun to join the progressives.

Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Dr Kola Balogun, who also declared himself as a bonafide APC member, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led APC national working committee, the state working committee and party leaders for accommodating him in the party.

The General Secretary, APC Elders Advisory Council, Dr Isiaka Kolawole called for unity among members and support for Senator Folarin to emerge victorious in 2023.

In another development, Senator Kola Balogun, lawmaker representing Oyo South Senatorial District has officially defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Balogun was received into the progressives’ fold at the party’s secretariat in Oke Ado, Ibadan on Tuesday.

The defection followed weeks of a silent war, following the decision of Governor Makinde, to deny the senator a ticket to return to the Senate for a second term on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

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