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Senator Folarin’s Tall Ambition


If you ask Senator Teslim Folarin about his most cherished ambition as a politician, his spontaneous reply will most likely be, to govern Oyo State.

This ambition, Society Rendezvous gathered, is what the Senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial District has been nurturing over the years.

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Interestingly, his heart desires might soon be granted as his influence in Oyo State politics is spreading like a wildfire.

His political odyssey started at age 39 when he was elected to the senate chamber in 2003, becoming one of the youngest at that time to occupy a seat at the red chambers.

In a bid to chase his long time dream of becoming the number one citizen of Oyo state, he threw his hat in the ring by contesting in 2015 under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but he was battered in the election by Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi, who was then the incumbent governor of the state.

Giving up easily on his dreams is not an option for the godson of the late Lamidi Adedibu, as he is currently working underground ahead of 2023.

He is currently consulting with party members and other political heavyweights in the state and has vowed to achieve his ultimate aim this time with all dedication and determination.

Many will still recall vividly that eight years after losing the return ticket as a two-term senator and majority leader of the Senate between 2007 and 2011, Folarin bounced back in 2019, when he won his seat back at the Senatorial election in  Oyo Central under the All Progressives Congress, APC platform.


Source: The Nation

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