Recall that when Tiwa Savage and Tunji Balogun’s marriage packed up a few months ago, Tunji pointed accusatory fingers at his dad Ibrahim Olatunji Balogun Snr.
He accused his father of implanting his polygamous hormones into him, and that all effort not to be like him failed, and that his failed marriage is the fault of his father as his crumbled marriage has similar lifespan just like that of his parents.
Well, it has gathered that Tee Billz’s father is the immediate past President of the Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN).
Sources revealed that the man became popular in the Africa’s largest IT market as the owner of Balotech Nigeria Ltd, on Oremeji Layout of the Computer Village, before he later move to start another company Brain Computers this time around on Medical Road axis of the market.
Society Gazette was reliably informed that he was selected to hold the position of President of the association without election, when the group was newly formed late 2004, and he held sway till the uproar about his leadership deficiency forced the executive out later in December 2014, when Alhaji Ganiyu Alimi, the Chairman of CAPDAN BoT inaugurated an 11 man electoral committee to take charge of the election process.
Balogun and his crew were accused of blocking people from joining the association for personal benefit, findings in the market revealed that his intentionally hike the membership form fee to discourage membership drive of those having business interest in the IT market. This is further enhanced as most of them are not privy to the benefit they stand to gain as members of the association whereas very few who are members of the executive and their families are feeding fat on their effort and labor.
It was reported that, within the market explained that the executive was so reckless in their activities that they allegedly refuse to give account of their stewardship all the 10 years they spent as the market executives. They were was accused of collecting a huge amount of money in dollar from Microsoft and diverting such for their personal use, they were also alleged to have collected money for branding and not giving it to those who such money is meant for.
His executives were alleged to have cornered an IT training organized for phone engineers by Samsung where they allegedly send their family members.
It was even rumored that one of such money was used by Balogun to convey his executives and friends to the Dubai white wedding of Tiwa Savage, sources within the Computer village also claim that they decided with the money meant for the people working in the market to charter the flight that took them to the Dubai wedding fiasco.
Grapevine source revealed that the election to choose new executives of CAPDAN was frustrated after the December 2014 inauguration, when it became obvious they will not be having an easy stroll back into power, they decided to render the electoral committee that was given a mandate to put in place new executive in 2 months ineffective.
It took the intervention of the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, who directed the Sole-Administration of Ikeja Local Government, to conduct the election in one month and it was the directive that breathe life into the committee that has been in coma.
The election which is fixed for 11th July is reaching fever pitch and the barrier of membership form fee was also broken as the price was crashed to N1,000. While interested individuals are in the process of being screened for eligibility to contest for the desired positions.