Ganiu Oyebanjo appointment is long overdue. After he was denied ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2008. He moved to Democratic Party Alliance (DPA) to actualize his ambition and emerged as the party flag bearer for councilorship election in 2008.
However, coming out on the platform of DPA posses big threat to the technocrat turned politician Hon. Afolabi Sofola and the former councilor , Mr. Bayo Ogunsanwo first term election as the opposition PDP suffers election boycott syndrome, necessitated APC Chieftain, Otunba Bushira Alebiosu intervention that compelled him to step down ceremoniously in the public in front of his house at Olorunlogbon Street, Anthony Village, Kosofe.
His withdrawal was allegedly done without brown envelope extended to him contrary to the speculation in some quarters. However, an implied agreement that he will be appointed as supervisory councilor or special adviser slot was allegedly given to Otunba Bush unrepentant loyalist Hon. Ibrahim Mustapha, a long time serving elected and appointed political office holders since first term of Administration of Barrister Muyiwa Adedeji till first term of Sofola 2012 to 2015.
Better late than never as Ganiu Oyebanjo smiles again following his appointment by the Executive Chairman, Kosofe Local Government, Hon. Afolabi Sofola, as Senior Special Assistants (SSA Religion Matters). Also, appointed is Mr Kumuyi Temitope Olubunmi a.k.a Ijakoko of ward E, Mende (SSA Special Duties).
The two appointees are strong supporters of lawmaker representing Kosofe constituency 1, at the State of Assembly, Hon. Sanni Ganiu Babatunde Okanlawon.
The latest appointment by Mr. Sofola, increases the number of political appointees among the SSAs, SAs to seventeen (17) if nobody is dropped among the initial 15 appointees.