2023: I will stay put in APC with or without  return ticket – Senator Balogun 


The senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District, Senator Kola Balogun has promised to stay put in the All Progressives Congress(APC),clarifying  that he has no plan to return to his former political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Balogun also dismissed a remark ascribed to him  on a social media platform where the Senator purportedly claimed to have regretted joining  the APC as a political party .
He was quoted  to have said  that “I don’t know that APC operations are full of lies until I joined them, PDP should forgive me.”
Instead ,the Senator Balogun  said some member of his former political allies in PDP  have been making moves to make him return to the party  but he declined .
“I have told them a piece of my mind on the issue. I have my honour and integrity. I have a name to protect.

“Life is far beyond being a senator or seeking for a senatorial ticket. There is more to life than seeking for elective public office by all means,” Senator Balogun said

Recall that Balogun was in the main opposition party until he defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in May.
“I found it very laughable reading a one-sentence statement attributed to me to the effect that I regretted joining the APC and that I apologised to the PDP.

“This is nothing but a figment of imagination and a mere wishful thinking of the hatchet writer(s) or whoever may be behind such an absolute falsehood.”

The senator further said: “What is there to apologise for? Why should the tail be wagging the dog? The PDP should apologise to me and not the other way round.

“While the PDP has some men and women of integrity and honour that I know, it is very clear that the party, at all levels, has some elements that one would not wish to associate with.

“The same is obtainable in the APC which has some men and women of integrity and honour and also has some men and women who lack those virtues, most especially at the state level,” he said.

“Yes, we have good people in the PDP, both at the state and federal levels, especially in the National Assembly where I have many good friends who are PDP members.

“I still maintain my friendship with them and we do relate on a regular basis. They have been making genuine overtures, trying to bring me back to the PDP fold.

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