Hon. Ganiu Oyebanjo, a former Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) member and one time party councillor ship candidate for Anthony-Mende, Ward C-Kosofe, between 2002 till Pre-2007 general elections, before he decamped to Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN) seem to be a politician vulnerable to being used and dumped.
Hon. Ganiu an activists and a typical Nigerian politician, disappointed by development in the ACN, further decamped from ACN to DPA owing to the importation, selection and imposition of candidates by ACN leaders without any level playing ground for all the dozen of its aspirants.
Luckily enough for him, there was an initial councillorship ticket given to one Mr. Titilope usman Abiola(afa usman) who declined the offer for undisclosed reason. Automatically the ticket fell on his hands without much labour, he immediately went about pasting posters everywhere and embarks on campaign rallies.
Then, the strong contest was within the three major parties;PDP,ACN and DPA.
Another Goodluck came for him when it was in the interest of the PDP to frequently boycott local government elections in Lagos state. As was usual, the PDP instructed all his candidates three days to the election not to participate in the October 2008 local government election conducted by Lasiec, citing that the additional 37 LCDA’s as illegal, inoperable and not known to the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.
PDP’s later ate its humble pie by participating for the first time in October 22, 2011 local government election. Somehow, they won few councillorship seats in Lagos State.
Our today story interestingly is not for PDP. Let’s get back on track.
Ironically, by the eve of the 2008 LG Election, Hon Oyebanjo stood as the only candidate for the DPA Vs AC candidate. But after some entreaties and alleged undisclosed amount of money, he was offered the office of Supervisory Councilor. He step down for the alleged imported ACN candidate from surulere and later decamped to ACN in other to secure the promised appointment by ACN leaders.
Hon. Bayo ogunsanwo won Ward D councillorship election unopposed following the directive that all PDP candidates should boycott the elections coupled with the unexpected step down by Mr. Ganiu oyebanjo.
According to Kosofepost investigations, we reliably gathered that Hon.Ganiu Oyebanjo also know as “GOCO” does not belong to any faction of the ACN. Such as platform, Justice forum and Mandate. Only Operated as a”Lone Squad”.
Investigation also revealed that the Supervisory councilor promised him initially was given to a die hard, Justice forum loyalists led BABA BUSH, Mr. Ibrahim Mustapha who was once member of kosofe LG caretaker committee, elected unopposed councilor, supervisory councillor and presently the special adviser on budget and statistics to the Kosofe Local government Chairman, Babatunde Sofola.
Other political prostitutes from PDP also decamped after him as well. PDP members such as Tunde pitan, Lekan Adeyemi, Kabiru,Moruf Ogunlana,Saki Olasunkanmi, Gbolahan Adesoga, Godwin AKpatapo , Lekan Balogun, Bashru Abioye, Olumide onayemi county, Lekan Akala and others.
Most of the above mentioned names were well compensated with Supers,SSAs, SAs, P.A, Neighbourhood Watch Jobs, taskforce officer and drainage supervisors without pasting a poster or spending a Kobo.
Some residents said BABA BUSH and his loyalists “used and Dumped” him after their pre determined objective had been achieved.
Some said his inconsistency and K-Leg perception deprived him of his 2008 promised appointment.
A reliable source within PDP confirmed to Kosofepost that Hon. Ganiu was just a “follow come and bench warmer” in ACN, and that very soon he is going to Port Back to PDP if the situation still remains as it is.
This article was published on Jun 2, 2013.