Senator Kola Balogun of Oyo South Senatorial District has resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
News Agency of Nigeria
This is according to a statement issued on Monday evening in Ibadan by his Media Aide, Dapo Falade.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Balogun is the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development. He is the younger brother of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun.
According to NAN, Balogun’s resignation was due a few days after he was refused a return ticket.
The ticket had been given to Chief Joseph Tegbe, who had lately defected from the All Progressives Congress to the PDP (APC).
Balogun resigned from the PDP in a letter dated April 28 and addressed to the party’s chairman in Ward 12, Ibadan North-East Local Government Area.
He stated that the letter was received and accepted by Tijani Wasiu, the PDP Ward Chairman, on April 29.
He thanked the party for providing him the chance to serve in the ninth Senate and stated that his resignation was effective April 28.
Balogun expressed gratitude to the PDP leadership and members for their cooperation throughout the month of April and wished the party the best of success.
“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 was the state’s lone PDP senator in the ninth senate until his resignation.
According to NAN, Balogun’s departure from the PDP comes less than 48 hours after hundreds of PDP and ADC leaders in the state switched to the APC.
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