In Kosofe Federal Constituency Barrister Shakoor Amoussa, Dr. Mary Abojeh, Victor Francis, Wilkey Abiodun Francis, Adedayo Ayanfe and Other Opposition candidates who contested the 2019 general elections has been part of Kosofe political history. Kosofe Political development will not be completed without mentioning their names alongside the winner of the state Assembly or house of reps ticket likewise those who were defeated in fair, credible and transparent or guerrilla primary elections. They must all be commended for shaking the table a little because a democracy without a strong ruling party and strong opposition is not a healthy democracy.
It’s not easy to run an election campaigns most especially when elections are now sold to the moneybags , highest bidder coupled with the number of thugs that can be hired, rented or paid for prearranged agenda and vote buying has turned to the standard of measuring candidates competency rather than the pedigree and antecedents.
This piece became imperative following some misconceptions and misperceptions that we lean towards the ruling party. The truth must be told the ruling party are incharge ,running governance automatically they became our focal point apart our clientele relationship either good, fair or otherwise they will continue to dominate the news and the opposition parties need not to be in an organised seminar before taken up their responsibility by putting them (ruling party) on their toes by ensuring they deliver on their mandates as promised.
Opposition must learn how to write their stories beyond just the joining contest 6months to the election, internal crisis, Election funds mismanagement , acquisition of cars, classic weddings, scheming for the next ward congress as observed by Kosofe post to maintain media sphere and endear themselves to the public regular Press release, events, empowerment, or programmes geared towards sustainable development must taken like the 5 times daily prayers of some religion adherents and for the likely follow up narratives. However, if they continually failed to do all these till thy kingdom the ruling party will continue to overshadow them in the media at the grassroot politics.
The only bold, fearless and courageous opposition figure in Kosofe are few but only focused on the National politics rather local politics. forgetting that all politics are local. Nevertheless, they must be given kudos contributions to national discourse as monitored by Kosofe post.
Opposition or residents can not seat down and do nothing by blaming those representing them from councillors, supers, SAs, SSA, chairmen, state and federal lawmakers, MDAs appointees from Kosofe when they equally failed on their good governance responsibility matrix. This is a wake up call to all stakeholders in Kosofe and beyond because her growth and development is a joint task irrespective of the residents demographic.