I have No Plans To Rejoin PDP – Senator Folarin

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*says those discriminating against him in APC are jittery 


By; AYO AKAMO, Ibadan


The Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content and lawmaker representing Oyo Central Senatorial District, Senator Teslim Folarin has declared that there is no plan by him to rejoin the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State.
Senator Folarin made this known while addressing All Progressives Congress (APC) executives and stakeholders from Iseyin and Itesiwaju local government areas of Oyo state in continuation of his consultation visits to APC stakeholders in the state.
The Senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial District disclosed that those behind the insinuation are those jittery of his political antecedent and popularity, saying, PDP belongs to his past.       ” Those discriminating against me in APC are only jittery because I am a fully-baked politician. They’re jittery because Baba Adedibu injected me with both progressive and conservative ideologies”.Unfortunately for mischievous people within APC and the ruling PDP, APC is an hybrid political party. All political school of thoughts have stake in APC”, he said
Senator Folarin added, ” fellow party members, don’t be misinformed and misled. I want to stress that I am happy in APC. Therefore, defecting to PDP because of future ambition is not an option whatsoever. I am not an ingrate. I am not a dishonourable man. God is my witness that APC is my house, nobody can force me out”.
“No legacy party is superior to another. Is President Muhammadu Buhari, a conservative or progressive? The Vice President Femi Osinbajo is what? The President of the Nigerian Senate? The Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila? Former Governor Rochas Okorocha? Senator Ibikunle Amosun? Governor Yahaya Bello? Senator Ibrahim Shakarau? Minister Ogbonaya Onu? We will not leave here if I continue to mention names of APC leaders who are from the legacy parties: ACN, CPC, PDP, ANPP, LP and APGA”
Senator Folarin emphasized, ” there is no denying the fact that I started my partisan politics in PDP but joined a progressive family in 2007″  saying, ” my political mentor, Late High Chief Lamidi Adelabu was a born-and-bred progressive but later decamped to PDP”.
“Late Governor Abiola Ajimobi, may his soul rest in peace, was my cousin, leader and benefactor. He was at one time a progressive, and another time a conservative. He died as a progressive. May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljana Fridauz. I, Oloye Teslim Kolawole Folarin is proud to be a member of APC and I’ll passionately strive to unite the party. I won’t join issues with divisive elements to destabilise the house (APC) because of ambition”
“I am bona-fide member and senator of APC. There is nothing PDP will offer me that I cannot achieve in APC by the Grace of God and the supports of the genuine and progressive-minded members of our great party. And to PDP, you will not only remain the main opposition party at the federal level but also handover to APC in Oyo State come 2023”.           ENDS.   says those discriminating against him in APC are only jitteryI have no plan to rejoin PDP – Senator Folarin…..says those discriminating against him in APC are only jittery 
BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content and lawmaker representing Oyo Central Senatorial District, Senator Teslim Folarin has declared that there was no plan by him to rejoin the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state.
Senator Folarin made this known while addressing All Progressives Congress (APC) executives and stakeholders from Iseyin and Itesiwaju local government areas of Oyo state in continuation of his consultation visits to APC stakeholders in the state.
The Senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial District disclosed that those behind the insinuation are those jittery of his political antecedent and popularity, saying, PDP belongs to his past.       ” Those discriminating against me in APC are only jittery because I am a fully-baked politician. They’re jittery because Baba Adedibu injected me with both progressive and conservative ideologies”.Unfortunately for mischievous people within APC and the ruling PDP, APC is an hybrid political party. All political school of thoughts have stake in APC”, he said
Senator Folarin added, ” fellow party members, don’t be misinformed and misled. I want to stress that I am happy in APC. Therefore, defecting to PDP because of future ambition is not an option whatsoever. I am not an ingrate. I am not a dishonourable man. God is my witness that APC is my house, nobody can force me out”.
“No legacy party is superior to another. Is President Muhammadu Buhari, a conservative or progressive? The Vice President Femi Osinbajo is what? The President of the Nigerian Senate? The Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila? Former Governor Rochas Okorocha? Senator Ibikunle Amosun? Governor Yahaya Bello? Senator Ibrahim Shakarau? Minister Ogbonaya Onu? We will not leave here if I continue to mention names of APC leaders who are from the legacy parties: ACN, CPC, PDP, ANPP, LP and APGA”
Senator Folarin emphasized, ” there is no denying the fact that I started my partisan politics in PDP but joined a progressive family in 2007″  saying, ” my political mentor, Late High Chief Lamidi Adelabu was a born-and-bred progressive but later decamped to PDP”.
“Late Governor Abiola Ajimobi, may his soul rest in peace, was my cousin, leader and benefactor. He was at one time a progressive, and another time a conservative. He died as a progressive. May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljana Fridauz. I, Oloye Teslim Kolawole Folarin is proud to be a member of APC and I’ll passionately strive to unite the party. I won’t join issues with divisive elements to destabilise the house (APC) because of ambition”
“I am bona-fide member and senator of APC. There is nothing PDP will offer me that I cannot achieve in APC by the Grace of God and the supports of the genuine and progressive-minded members of our great party. And to PDP, you will not only remain the main opposition party at the federal level but also handover to APC in Oyo State come 2023”.           

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