It was a show of shame on Wednesday as candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo state (APC), Senator Teslim Folarin, Former member of House of Representatives, who is also seeking a re-election, Dapo Lam Adesina, and other candidates of the opposition party received the greatest shock of their lives as they were disgraced by traders at the Gate Spare part market where they had gone to campaign.
According to an eyewitness, Sunday Akande, who is a tyre dealer, said the campaign train of senator Teslim Folarin had gone to the market to solicits for votes. However, they got more than what they bargained for as they were seriously embarrassed with the chants of “Ebin Palu” and called the party Afebi Pani People’s party as stones and other dangerous missiles were hurled at them by traders who refused to listen to what they have to say.
To further show their displeasure and frustration, the traders also threw sachet water at them but for the timely intervention of the security aides who quickly ushered them into their vehicles as they scampered for safety. The incident which according to sources would have been fatal.
Akande further stated that the frustration expressed by the people is as a result of the hardship inflicted on the poor masses by the APC government at the Federal level.
He equally said that Senator Folarin who had been to the senate thrice, and a one time senate leader has nothing to show in terms of bringing development to Oyo state or his senatorial district.
He emphasized that the current senator and APC governorship candidate has nothing worthy to say to them rather than the usual lies.
However, on his part, another trader, Mukaila Animashaun noted that if not for the way Governor Seyi Makinde has governed the state, things would have been so terrible in Oyo state, adding that Seyi Makinde has done creditably well particularly during the COVID-19 era when APC states were shut down, Governor Makinde resisted the pressure to do same in Oyo state thereby saving lives and businesses.
Animashaun maintained that the traders at the Spare part market have all resolved to vote en-mass for the re-election of Governor Seyi Makinde and that they are waiting for the campaign train of the goverbor so that they can fully express their love and support for him.
He also noted that his second term in office would bring prosperity and development to Oyo state especially now that the country is going through difficult time.