LEFT: second left Hon. Rahman Owokoniran
…Given such responsibility matrix to use his wealth of political experience, exposure and knowledge he can revive the Kosofe Peoples Democratic party chapter if the gladiators currently playing hide and seek games reason together.
Intelligence gathering during the week revealed that the gladiators still stuck to their guns while some want united and one voice party irrespective of the groups, some want the status quo the factions to remain as it were over claims to control the party structure ahead of 2023 general elections.
The bitter truth politicians can not do without political pressure groups or factions. Anybody that say otherwise in Lagos- Nigeria, must be subjected to a lie detector and psychometric test respectively.
Nonetheless, the most important impact or usefulness of groups in a political party setting is the competitive advantage it’s provided; quantitative and qualitative members its parades, mobilization and finance supports they render independently endearing their groups or parties to the public.
A good example of groupings was when Oyesco group, Rot group distributed 5000 each to party beneficiaries some years back, at the time Soname group gave out cash gift of 10,000 when his supporters reported were not considered at the time by party establishment. Regardless, most groups equally mobilized new members to their party to show strength and popularity.
Since groups; Peter, Paul and apollo can not be ruled out in politics, PDP leadership must now wear a new thinking cap by expanding their view and think outside the box; beyond who controls party structures, who owns the delegates, who manages and control election funds.
In Kosofe indeed Lagos, if they are truly hungry of power but if they mean four four years business as usual or circus show they should not bother to reconcile differences.
Owokoniran, is a seasoned administrator without desperation to control party structure as gathered but readily provide the huge finance and his vast Political experience noted for endearing his party to the public coupled with result oriented election than scrabbling for election funds.
LEFT: Second Left; PDP Chieftain, Former Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Hon. Rahman Owokoniran
His impact can be adjudged during the 2015 general elections outcomes when he was the Director General of Jimi Agbaje Campaign organization compared to 2019, when One Mr. Leke supervised and recorded the poorest result.
Kosofe Post learnt that some stakeholders who feared his intimidating profile and his expertise reported discouraged the two term Lagos PDP Governorship , Jimi Agbaje from appointing him for the second term as DG during the 2019 general elections.
Another source disclosed to this newspaper that both gentleman have since reconciled their differences.
Owokoniran, who sponsored the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Lagos State Deputy Chairman, Alhaji Welly Ishola Hassan’s against the outspoken Hon. Ola Apena, current relationship with Deputy told contributed to the shaky unity of PDP in Kosofe.
Also, the relationship between Hassan’s with the likes of the former state woman, Deaconess (Mrs) Bisi Odunsi, Former state officer , Mrs. Ambode, Former Kosofe LGA Chairman, Hon. Dada Muftau Babalola, Barrister (Mrs) Onikepo Oshodi, others who are members of Kosofe PDP Apex body is what is not currently unclear.
However, if there exist a good relationship with the party leaders their various members interviewed will not continue with their blame game virus rather than channeling their time, energy and resource to rebuild, redirect and reconnect their party back to public geared towards winning elections.
The party achieving sizeable number of seats at local, state levels or wrestling power completely from the ruling party, APC who earlier declared that Kosofe is a one party community and no opposition by proving them wrong.
Rahmon, for not been a Political dealer but a builder per excellent and spender as several PDP members attest to coupled with his administrative prowess and other notable PDP leaders unblemished track records are the People, PDP needed to put forward to pilot the affairs of the party coupled with some Progressives and passionate young people abound in their midst if truly they are still existing in Kosofe and prove their critical wrong that they never mean business as usual for 2023 than be blaming the Independent Electoral Commision over obvious unpreparedness of the party and it’s candidates except one of them.
As earlier reported thousands of PDP members have decamped to APC in the last one year over allegation that the leadership are not prepared to win even smaller seat, Councilor, election funds mismanagement among others still subsisting in the party as gathered.
According to Einstein “No Problem Can be Solved from The Same Level Of Consciousness That Created It.” Consequently, PDP must give room to some personality that wit about the party overall objectives and winning than those so fixated on controlling the party structures all cost, delegates and managing election funds without placing premium on winning elections as some of the decampist claimed to justify their resignation from the party in Kosofe.
A brainbox like the observed, measured and tested, Owokoniran, one of the youngest former Lagos State House of Assembly member, Commissioner for Lands and housing, Former Director General of Bola Ahmed Tinubu Campaign organization and 2015 DG to Jimi Agbaje, from Kosofe, told mostly works effectively behind political scene, his wisdom must be tapped because wisdom is greater than having power in one’s pocket with the attended serial failure and no result to match with the power.