Olubadan’s brother dumps PDP days after accusing Makinde of bias

Senator Kola Balogun (Oyo South), younger brother of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, has announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

His resignation comes days after he was denied a return ticket following Governor Seyi Makinde’s endorsement of Joseph Tegbe. Balogun had accused Makinde of bias in selecting Tegbe, who recently defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress (APC), over him.

Balogun announced his resignation from the party in a statement on Monday evening signed by his media aide, Dapo Falade.

The statement said his resignation was contained in a letter dated April 28 and addressed to the chairman of the party in Ward 12, Ibadan North-East Local Government Area.

It further said that the letter was received and acknowledged by the PDP ward chairman, Tijani Wasiu, on April 29.

“I, Sen. Kola Balogun, representing Oyo South Senatorial District in the ninth Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria, hereby tender my membership resignation from PDP with effect from April 28.

“I thank the party for giving me the opportunity to serve my people in the capacity of a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and your cooperation which I enjoyed till the month of April 2022.

“I wish the party the best of luck. I thank you,” Balogun said in the letter.

Balogun is the vice-chairman, Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development.