|ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU|
A few weeks ago we had asked the question on this platform- Who is the next Governor of Lagos? Our reason mainly for asking was because we had observed some moves by some members of the ruling party- the ACN who seem to have loads of those that can vie for the post. Some were even already making their intentions known either openly or surreptitiously. Many names are been bandied around and everyone seem to be jostling one way or the other, trying to test the waters, though the election is still about 2 years away. We quite understand the fact that some are using it as bargaining tool for relevance.
While some have openly shown their intentions, some are still acting like they are not interested at all, while their body language says otherwise. We love the fact that those who commented on the last post seem to agree with some of the names with we had made mention of in our earlier write-up- the likes of Gbolahan Lawal, Obafemi Hamzat, Muiz Banire, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, Gbenga Ashafa, Ganiyu Solomon etc.
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But we must be seen to be just and fair in our assessment or should we just say our spotlight. We should not be seen to be pointing our light in only one direction. Which is why we have thought to ask the new question above- Where is the so called OPPOSITION in Lagos? Where are the other parties in the opposition on the other side and by extension their candidates? Reason for asking the question is not far-fetched at all, they do not seem to be visible at all.
Apart from the likes of Ambassador Musiliu Obanikoro & Senator Wahab Dosunmu, both of the PDP. Who both at a time had both shown interest and couldn't muster the massive support that was required to get the sit, no other personality(ies) in the opposition camps is/are seemingly visible.
This makes one to begin to wonder. If it's just about the ACN in Lagos? Is it that the good works of the Government of Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of the ACN, has been so colossal/outstanding that the opposition seem to have been pummeled into submission and seem to have lost their voices totally. Or is it a strategy on the side of the opposition not to reveal their trump card(s) yet, until very near the election time and then spring major surprises and flush the ACN out? Or is it that the opposition are seemingly so short on the right kind of people to run for the office of the Governor of the State of Aquatic Excellence, also known as the Center of Excellence, that they can't just be seen to show face?
What truly is the case? We do not think it should be a BRF/BAT/ACN thing alone. Even if the ACN/APC would win in the long run, let there be a good competition.
Where are the people? Or have you guys seen or heard about anyone?