Senator Folarin caught in his own traps, Makinde’s aide says

Governor Seyi Makinde’s Special Assistant on Print Media, Mr Moses Alao has swiftly reacted to the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Senator Teslim Folarin’s accusation that Governor Makinde was connected with the APC’s intra-party trouble, allegedly using a member of the APC as a tool of blackmailing him.

In a statement, Alao urged Folarin to bear the cross of what he called his desperate and evil political scheming, which, he said, has disabled the APC.

He also urged Folarin to rather be concerned  on how to rescue the party from its near death condition.

The statement read: “In what appeared to be a comedy of the absurd, Oyo APC governorship candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin, claimed that Governor Makinde is using the member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency, against him.

“Is it not strange how Senator Folarin can go from sounding like a warrior, brandishing swords and threatening violence to sulking like a baby, accusing a PDP governor of using a senatorial aspirant in his (Folarin’s) party against him?

“While Governor Makinde was busy with the PDP National Convention, planning how to rescue Nigeria from the clueless APC, Senator Folarin and his APC journeymen were trying to undo one another in thuggery and evil scheming, a development that has now brought the APC to its knees.

“It was, therefore, funny that Folarin could falsely accuse Makinde of being his party’s problem, when it is obvious that he (Folarin) is reaping a whirlwind where he has sown a wind.
“One thing is clear; Senator Folarin is trying to hide behind one finger after his shenanigans have caught up with him, as the undemocratic and party-hijacking tendencies have blown in his face across the State. We do not have any words of sympathy for the APC, may the party not recover!”

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The special assistant said should Folarin has an axe to grind with Mr Sina Peller, he shouldn’t drag name of Makinde into the matter, calling Folarin “to respect his own claim of hating libel by not publishing unverifiable lies against Governor Makinde.”

Alao added, “The Senator should either change his ways, if, indeed, he is after Hon. Peller or look at other sources for his problem, instead of seeking to derail Makinde, who is busy delivering good governance.”

He praised the ‘Operation Burst’, which was said to have prevented the attempt on Peller’s life, also commending the Police, Amotekun and other security agencies for their roles in saving the situation.

Alao concluded, “While one cannot but sympathise with Folarin, who thought he could usurp the APC platform to challenge Makinde in 2023, but has now met his match from the aborigine APC members, it is expedient to warn the senator not to overreach himself by thinking he has the character or integrity of a candidate that can challenge Makinde.

“The people of Oyo State cannot be deceived; they know each politician and what they stand for. They cannot forget the individuals who thrive on violence and have allegations of crime hanging on their necks. They also cannot forget those brandishing swords at campaign rallies, as if calling for war.”

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