I Didn’t Relocate To Ibadan To Beg Ajimobi For Post—Saheed Balogun
Could the rumours be true that popular actor, Saheed Balogun, has relocated to Ibadan to lobby for a post in the cabinet of the re-elected Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi?
Well, it seems the city wags are wrong this time because the light-skinned filmmaker has explained the real reasons he abandoned Lagos to find peace in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
According to him, that he now lives in Ibadan does not mean he has relocated to Ibadan.
“I don't understand what you mean by lobbying Ajimobi for political offer. That can't be true. It's just what some people are imagining because of my relationship with him. They don't even know we are from the same place. He's from Ibadan South East where I am also from.
“Former Governor Rashidi ladoja is also from Ibadan South East. But during the governorship campaign, I decided to support Ajimobi, not because I wanted anything from him but because I knew he could do it.
“I didn't relocate to Ibadan for political reasons. The fact is that I have been in Ibadan for some time now. However, that doesn't mean I have relocated home permanently. I am from Kobomoje family in Ibadan where late Architect layi Balogun was from. He vied for the presidential ticket of the defunct social Democratic party (SDP) alongside late MKO Abiola in 1992,” the actor told Encomium magazine.