PDP Senator dumps party


As the 2023 elections approaches, Senator for Oyo South senatorial district in the 9th Assembly, Mohammed Kola Balogun, has announced his membership resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Senator in a post on his official Facebook page on Tuesday morning, Balogun thanked the party for giving him the opportunity “to serve”.

Mohammed, a younger brother of Lekan Balogun, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, however did not mention the party he is joining.

“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.

“I wish the party the best of luck. I thank you,” Senator Kola Balogun stated in a resignation letter sighted by this newspaper.

KMB, as Mohammed is popularly called, defeated incumbent governor of Oyo State Abiola Ajimobi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the 2019 general elections for the senatorial seat.