The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Oyo state has been hit with another setback as the only lawmaker representing Oyo South senatorial district, Dr. Muhammad Kola Balogun dumped the party.
Balogun, the younger brother to the current Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Lekan Balogun made this disclosure Monday night.
This is coming barely three days after a massive defection hit the PDP where gladiators like a three terms serving house of representatives member, Hon. Ajibola Muraina, former Special Adviser to Governor Makinde, Asiwaju Yemi Aderibigbe, Demola Omotosho of Ibadan North local government and former state youth leader, Asiwaju Adekola Adeoye amongst others joined the All Progressive Congress, APC in the state.
Balogun, who was the only senator elected on the platform of PDP in the State in 2019 defeated the immediate past governor, late Abiola Ajimobi and other candidates.
He was, however, reportedly denied a second term ticket in the party, prompting a move away from the PDP.
The lawmaker announced his resignation from PDP via a letter signed by his Media Aide, Dapo Falade, and addressed to the chairman of the party in Ward 12, Ibadan North-East Local Government Area, and was duly acknowledged by the PDP Ward Chairman, Tijani Wasiu, on the 29th of April 2022.
The letter reads thus:
“I, Senator Dr. Kola Balogun, Senator presently representing Oyo South Senatorial District at the 9th Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Abuja, hereby tender my membership resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria, with effect from today 28th April 2022.
“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”.