The PDP governorship candidate in Oyo State, Teslim Folarin at the just concluded governorship election, has said he did not remove the transformer he donated to a community in Ibadan after he lost out in the Governorship election. Mr Teslim said the transformer was removed by youths in the area that had an argument with some community leaders and he wasn't aware of their action. Below is a press statement from him regarding the issue;
"It is with sadness that I learnt of a particular incident which purportedly took place in the Sabo area of Ibadan on Sunday.
I understand that a transformer which I had donated to the community was the subject of controversy between the youths of the area and some leaders with either side accusing the other of trying to sell the transformer.
The PDP youths in the area subsequently took the transformer to a safe place within Sabo area itself pending an amicable resolution which I understand was resolved by the leaders of the community.
Fact; I was not aware of this incident until this morning when I was woken up with headlines all over the internet that I had taken back the transformer because I had lost an election. It is instructive to note that no media house had even contacted me to find out the truth.
I have since contacted members of Sabo community and they confirmed that the matter has been resolved.
Which brings me to the worrying conclusion that a well orchestrated and sophisticated campaign of calumny has begun against my person as a precursor to the 2019 elections. I would advice my supporters to take heart and remain peaceful as this is only one in a long line of attacks that I will expect from enemies of my progress.
For now it is a time for healing and introspection, we have had a long campaign and everyone needs to rest and thank God for his or her life before asking God to prolong our lives to the said 2019.
I thank the good people of Oyo state for your continued support."
Oloye Teslim Folarin
PDP Gov Candidate Oyo State