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No amount of blackmail can save Makinde, PDP from defeat — Folarin

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Senator Teslim Folarin has insisted that he would not succumb to the blackmails of the chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) including that of its Deputy National Chairman, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja.

Folarin was quoted in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, YSO Olaniyi, stating that his wide acceptance by the people of the state has put Arapaja and his co-travellers under intense pressure.

He added that the people of the state are fed of what with the maladministration of the PDP-led government in the state.

The statement read, “I am a democrat, civil and responsible statesman in Oyo State. Therefore, I won’t respond to blackmail, propaganda and irresponsible attacks from any politician.

“However, I want to confirm to the people of Oyo State that Mr Taofeek Arapaja is under intense pressure following gale of endorsements in my favour and continuous exoduses hitting the ruling PDP and other opposition parties in the state”

“No amount of blackmail, propaganda and irresponsible attacks from Mr Arapaja and his co-travellers can save Engr. Seyi Makinde and other PDP candidates from imminent defeat on March 18th elections.

“The assurance is that the Almighty God and the downtrodden masses are behind Itesiwaju Ipinle Oyo 2023 project. With due respect to other candidates, I remain the most experienced public administrator and closest to the grassroots, having represented Oyo Central Senatorial District for three terms with verifiable track records of achievements and toured 351 wards of Oyo State on countless occasions”.

“I am contesting governorship seat of Oyo State to holistically improve security, education sector, agricultural sector, health sector, empowerment and employment of our youths and women, to grow our economy, welfare of civil servants and pensioners, to ensure local government autonomy, urban renewal and rural developments, clean environment, wealth creation and lots more.

“I’ve capacity to do better than the current administration in the State led by the outgoing governor Seyi Makinde”

“On a final note, I urge the good people of Oyo State not to give in to cheap blackmail, propaganda and irresponsible attacks. I have capacity to deliver masses-focused governance as Executive Governor when elected. Besides, let us take full advantage of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidency by voting en-masse for APC this coming Saturday. A vote for APC is for Itesiwaju Ipinle Oyo” the statement concluded.





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