The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo, Senator Teslim Folarin has absolved the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the blame of being responsible for abysmal performance of the candidates in the last Saturday’s Governorship/ House of Assembly election in the state.
Folarin was quoted in a personally signed statement as distancing himself from a trending video blaming Tinubu for his defeat.
Recall that Governor Seyi Makinde won in 31 local government areas with a total of 563,756 votes to defeat his closest rival, Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who won in two local government areas and scored 256,685 votes.
The governorship candidate of the Accord Party, Adebayo Adelabu, came third in the race with a total of 38,357 votes.
It reads: “My attention has been drawn to a trending 2:04mins video, blaming Mr. President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other APC chieftains for the outcome of Saturday, March 18th governorship and house of Assembly elections in Oyo State.
“I strongly dissociate myself from the trending video. It was produced by my sworn enemies with the sole intention to drive wedges in my relationships with our highly revered leader Asiwaju and other party stakeholders.
“I reiterate, it is Only God That Gives and Takes Power.”