By B. K Abayomi
Since the return to Democracy in 1999 the Politics of Kosofe Constituency ll, is quite different from Kosofe Constituency l. For instance: in Kosofe l, the Former Speaker Lagos State House of Assemby, Federal Minister of State for Health, Dr. Mamora Adeleke Olorunimbe, spent a single term before moving to the Senate. While his successor, the current Lagos East lawmaker, Sen. Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo spent four consecutive terms before the next level to the National Assembly.
However, in Kosofe ll, the late Agboyi Ketu Lcda Executive Chairman, Obafemi Durosimi, Former Majority Leader, Dr. Ajibayo Adeyeye spent two terms of 4years each. While the incumbent lawmaker, Barrister Tunde Braimoh, who is currently his second term of 4years journey to handover to Ikosi Isheri, Kosofe as some agitators claimed.
In Kosofe Constituency ll, No Lawmakers has everly been given third term(3 Direct) or fourth term ticket like the Lagos East Lawmaker, Pepper. The third term attempts by Dr. Ajibayo Adeyeye, Who Braimoh defeated in a war like Primary election to emerge can not be easily forgotten as early reported by Kosofe Post.
TURN BY TURN
Oyesco wing of Mandate cum All Progressives Congress( APC) reportedly were at loggerheads with Braimoh over his speculated third term ambition of the outspoken lawmaker, whom his supporters has tactically launched his 3 direct campaign quitely.
The group maintained that 2023 is the turn of Ikosi Isheri to produce Kosofe Constituency ll representatives at the State Assemby to maintain and sustain the historic power rotation implied agreement.
It was speculated that the former Chairperson of Ikosi Isheri LCDA, Mrs. Omolola Kudirat Oyesanya’s, is waiting in the wings to benefit from the altercations between Braimoh and Oyesco Group.
The member of Lagos State Audit Board, Hon. Abiodun Akhigbe, Samuel Olanrewaju Adebayo, Sina Bilesanmi
from Agboyi Ketu and others are also reported eyeing the seat as well.
In Nigeria Context” No politicians are willing to relinquished power easily most especially when there’s no time limit to the number of time one can contest an election. Even there’s time limit some have attempted or still attempting to elongate their tenure by amending the Constitution of Nigeria.
In any true democracy, the constitution is supreme. And the 1999 Constitution as amended is clear on the unlimited times a state and federal lawmakers can run for an election without sentiment or emotional attachment.
Also, common politicians with or without questionable credentials who barely spoke during their entire tenure in Nigeria Politics, will do all what is human possible to remain in office perpetually campared to Tunde Braimoh, who possessed the required credentials, whom the only clog in the wheel of his continuous representation are the aforementioned stakeholders coupled with his stewardship acccout that might be too early to scrutinize now before July 2020.
Other stakeholders include: Ashiwaju Bola Tinubu, Senator Adebayo Osinowo, Justice Forum, and Kosofe Integrity Movement who can make or Mar his third agenda.
How Tunde Braimoh will break this multi Million Third Term Jinx in Kosofe without the breaching the implied gentleman agreement, political tradition in Kosofe Constituency ll is what bookmakers are keenly observing.