Oyo: Folarin Speaks On Blaming Tinubu For Defeat In Governorship Election
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Oyo State, Teslim Folarin, has denied blaming the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, for his defeat during the Saturday election in the state.
Naija News reported that Folarin lost to the incumbent governor and Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) candidate, Seyi Makinde who polled 563,756 votes against the former who secured 256,685.
However, there were insinuations that Makinde, a member of the G-5 governors that opposed Atiku Abubakar’s presidential bid, sealed a deal with Bola Tinubu to enable APC to win the presidential election in Oyo state.
The purported development was an attempt for Tinubu to ensure that Makinde also wins his reelection bid against Folarin.
However, Folarin, while reacting to the viral online video, denied blaming his defeat and that of APC’s state assembly candidates on Tinubu.
He further disassociated himself from the trending video stating the perpetrators aim at tarnishing his relationship with Tinubu.
He said, “My attention has been drawn to a trending 2:04 mins video, blaming Mr President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other APC chieftains for the outcome of Saturday, March 18th governorship and the 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. I reiterate it is Only God That Gives and Takes Power.”