3rd May, 2022
By Akeem Abas
Sen. Kola Balogun, representing Oyo South Senatorial District, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his Media Aide, Dapo Falade said.
Balogun, a younger brother of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, is the Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development.
Balogun’s resignation followed his denial of a return ticket to the senate.
The ticket had been handed to Chief Joseph Tegbe, who recently defected to the PDP from All Progressives Congress (APC).
Balogun’s resignation from the PDP was contained in a letter dated April 28 and addressed to the chairman of the party in Ward 12, Ibadan North-East Local Government Area.
He said that the letter was received and acknowledged by the PDP Ward Chairman, Tijani Wasiu, on April 29.
He thanked the party for giving him the opportunity in the ninth Senate, saying his resignation took effect from April 28.
Balogun said he enjoyed the cooperation of the PDP leadership and its members throughout the month of April and wished the party best of luck.
“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 only PDP senator from the state in the ninth senate until his resignation.
Balogun’s resignation from the PDP comes amid the defection to the APC of scores of PDP and ADC leaders in the state.