The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 general election as depicting bad news in the politics of the state which the people would always loathe to hear, regardless of the manner of its presentation.
In its reaction to an interview which Folarin granted and published by a national newspaper on Monday, Oyo APC’s Director of Publicity and Strategy, Olawale Sadare, said that the former Senate Leader had further compounded his credibility problem in the polity by exposing himself as an unrepentant desperado and master of double speak.
“In the said interview, Senator Folarin revealed how Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s sense of justice and fairness saved him from the brink of life imprisonment or jaw of death which he faced while defending a celebrated murder case prior to the latter’s assumption of office. On the other hand, the same Folarin claimed that the governor was a non-performer.
“By implication, the APC administration led by Ajimobi has been able to clean the Augean stables brought into the state by PDP gladiators while their eight-year reign lasted as the era of injustice, witch-hunting and brigandage has been eroded to pave way for justice, fairness and equity without discrimination. As a matter of fact, a sincere mind would celebrate this feat alone even if nothing has been added to it,” the APC said.
The APC said that it was time for Folarin to reap his barren eight years in the senate which it said was unproductive and non-beneficial to anyone in the state.
“This was the same senate leadership which Senator Olusola Saraki held in Kwara and the only known position he ever occupied which catapulted him to the zenith of acclaim and cultic following in Kwara. Folarin occupied same and cannot point to any significant contribution he made in the lives of the people of his senatorial district nor Oyo State in general,” the APC said.
The APC said the Ajimobi government had been able to add more to his achievements in the area of restoration of peace and security in all parts of the state with improved infrastructure, social re-orientation, improved welfare of workers, revamping of key sectors of the economy, among others.
“In view of the foregoing, we are taken aback by Folarin’s outbursts. We urge him to concentrate on repairing the damage that his emergence as a gubernatorial candidate of the PDP has caused his party and face the court process in that regard as it is still a subject of controversy.
“We urge him to refrain from his usual refrain of misleading the public by making false claims in the media. The good thing about this current outburst is that, each attempt by Folarin and his ilk to denigrate the person of the governor falls flat on its face as the people of the state remain resolute in their determination to settle for continuity and consolidation in 2015,” APC stated.