Veteran actor, Saheed Balogun has cleared the air on the rumours that he has relocated to Ibadan and now lobbying for a post in the cabinet of the re-elected Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi. According to him, that he lives in Ibadan now does not mean he has relocated to Ibadan. I’m actually from Ibadan he said. He also stated that he only supported Governor Ajimobi during his campaign because he knows he can do it. Below is what he told Encomium Magazine;
‘‘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.