“Picture for Illustration”
Waliu Olalekan Adeyeri
Enough of our sacrifices, enough of poli-tricking and political marginalisation, let Ikorodu Division occupy the vacant Lagos East Senatorial Seat. As our panegyrics suggest, we are the descendant of ‘Oga’ – which literally means Boss/Leader. Which connote that leadership is in our gene and we make a credible one at that.
It’s been over a decade since the Ikorodu Division has been craving for the Lagos State gubernatorial seat which had since been welcomed with poli-tricks sacrifices. A number of groups have since time immemorial campaigned for Ikorodu Division for Governor. In 2006, the Conference of Leaders of Ikorodu Division (COLID) which was ably led then by Chief Babatunde Olusola Benson (SAN) raised the issue of Ikorodu Division for Governor. Sadly, till date we have only heared about it we haven’t been considered. This can’t continue, coming generations will tag this generation a failure if it failed this time again.
The demise of Senator Osinowo, the past senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District at the Upper Chamber, has left a vacuum in the house and thus made many stakeholders commence politicking tactics and making consultations on who will fill the vacuum? It should be noted that on the demise of the Senator, the Independent National Electoral Commission is saddled with the responsibility to perform their last rite to him by effecting a bye-election that would see to his succession. WHO WILL BE THE SUCCESSOR?
I am not a seer to give an accurate answer to the question. I’d rather join with my voice the plethora of influential stakeholders in the bidding and politicking process of bringing a worthy successor. However, I have not written this time to sell anyone but to identify some powerful reasons my Division, Ikorodu should provide Peperito’s successor.
The last time Ikorodu provided a senator was in 1999-2003, when we had the vibrant prince from Igbogbo, Prince Adeseye Ogunlewe, through the Alliance for Democracy (AD) political party. Alas, ever since we have not had the position zoned back to our division. The division was close to having a candidate at the last National Assembly elections through Hon. Abiru. But the mandate was short-lived as he had to step down.
Another point to note is the continuous sacrifices the division has made to the winning party with her large population. Our loyalty should never again go unrecognized.
Also, while Ikorodu Division is still in the process of being considered fit for governorship stool. Let’s prove our credibility once again as a Senator.
We have got Vibrant movers and changers in Ikorodu who are fit to represent Ikorodu Division and the whole of Lagos East District at the National Assembly. The time is now. Tomorrow is not feasible. We are not sacrificial lamb.
It is my wish that our stakeholders would help us make this a reality. When this is done we would be glad to say that Ikorodu Division is not left out. We are still in the political game.
Waliu Olalekan Adeyeri is a proud Ikorodu Ambassador, a graduate of B.A. English from the University of Ilorin, presently serving the Nation in Gusau, Zamfara State.
June 15, 2020, There’s has been sevaral political developments since the death of Kosofe APC unifier, Sen. Adedayo Osinowo, formerly representing Lagos East Senatorial district at the upper Chamber of the National Assembly.
Despite the proscription of the major political groups such as The Tinubu Mandate Group and the Justice Forum; these groups has continued to defied the APC National Leader, Governor’s Advisory Council led by Ashiwaju Bola Tinubu’s directives by holding groups meetings, chiefly among them is the mandate.
Shortly after the highly respected high ranking Senator departed the battle for his replacement took the centre stage among the gladiators as they quitely launched their subtle campaigns.
While that was going the leadership vacuum left behind by Peperito has created huge gap within the mandate group as the new leadership names allegedly compiled by Hon. Francis Temionu comprising lopsided Mandate family has started generating problem among them over a week.
Kosofe Post reliable gathered that Lawmaker representing Kosofe Constituency 1, Hon. Sanni Babatunde Okanlawon was not carry along on the list.
Also, Minister of state for Health, Dr. Olorunnibe Momora, Hon. Adedeji Busayo, Kosofe APC LGA Chairman, Alhaji F.K Kehinde was also omitted.
According to Kosofe Post further findings revealed that the list is causing issues between the supposed Mandate inter groups who has been calling for thorough investigation into the list.
The other groups dissociated themselves from the controversial list.
If the emerging political developments is not addressed by Lagos East GAC’s, the party supreme organ in the state earlier position banning all groups might turn out to be an audio resolution.
The alleged list compiled by Hon. Francis Temionu sighted by Kosofe Post.
Efforts to reach Temionu to confirm the authencuty of the list at the time of filling this report was not successful.
Grab your copy or google Nigeria’s Constitution “Every Nigerian have the right to vote and be voted for.” Dr. Rabiu Babatunde Osinowo without sensitiment or Political colouration possessed the constituional requirement to advocate for Lagos East Senatorial district.
However, a topflight source disclosed to Kosofe Post this week that the doctor is not aware of the publicity and awareness campaign currently been promoted nor indicated any interest to any individual or group of people.
The source added that the medical trained doctor is currently mourning his beloved father. immediately everything stabilized he will focus more on the newly established foundation by the late senator to provide helping hands to the needy and his joint venture investments.
Another source disclosed to Kosofe Post that the only exception to the Peoples currently mountings pressure on him ‘if and only if’ the APC National Leader, Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s asked him to speak for the district.
Recall last weekend promoted Rabiu push as replacement to serve out his late father tenure hit some Microblogging platforms as monitored by KP.
Some welcome the development while others kick against it. Dr. Rabiu closed associate has since denied the promoted interest.
As the battle for the late Sen. Adebayo Osinowo replacement on the platform of APC move to the next level, we shall bring it to your fingertips at the comfort of your homes.
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The second opinion poll conducted last week on the preferable choice of candidate on the platform of APC among the underlisted potential aspirants as suitable replacement for the late Sen. Osinowo to complete Kosofe third term like Lagos Central and west counterparts in the National Assembly attracted several responses.
The Aspirants include: Gbenga Ashafa, Rotimi Agunsoye, Dayo Bush, Tunde Braimoh, Yetunde Arobieke, Kafilat Ogbara, Dele Osinowo, Samiat Bada, Babatunde Osinowo, Kunle Soname, Abiodun Salami, Loogun Oyekunle Sunday Jegede, Samuel Olanrewaju Adebayo (SOA), Moyo Ogunlewe, Sina Bilesanmi respectively.
Representation of Senator, Gbenga Ashafa remains unbeatable in Lagos East, what’s good for other Senatorial district is also good for East. Thus, the party should allow the gentleman serve out Kosofe tenure rather than bringing up new person in Kosofe or allowed other Local government to hijack the ticket as result of disunity in Kosofe. Adedayo Sabur
Death is inevitable.I extend my condolences to Osinowo family over the loss. May Allah Comfort the Pepper political dynasty. Be that as it may, Kosofe will shoot themselves in the foot, if they attempt to declined Ashafa the party ticket after he honourable step down for late Pepper in 2019- Babatunde .S. O
Ashafa, Should not sit down and fold his hands. He should embarked on aggressive critical life saving mission and get his mandate back because power is not serve ala carte. He might not be interested but he should remember those who stick their neck for him around October 2018 , who Sustains various degree of injuries in Kosofe in the name of chosen effective and efficient representation- kamal Adewale
My preferred choice among the list is KUNLE SONAME. This is man who was a 2-term chairman of Ikosi-Isheri LCDA. He has done well for himself political and individual-wise. He had a landslide achievements at his reign at the helms of affairs of Ikosi-Isheri . He has touch so many lives with his philanthropic prowess. I think he should be fielded to vie for the seat- Olusola Emmanuel ADEDAYO, Plumbing Engineer (MNSE)
Hon.Bilesanmi Sina, He is a man who I have so much respect for. He had contributed tremendously to the society. His ethical (moral) norms which is full of simplicity, Humility and hard work are worthy of emulation.
Following yesterday press release issued by the Lagos State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) calling on members who intend to contest for the Senate’s vacant seat in Lagos East, occasioned by two weeks ago death of the occupant, Senator Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo (SAO), to start putting in their application, which should be forwarded to the state party secretariat, Adekunle Fajuyi, GRA Ikeja, latest Monday, 6th of July 2020 has since triggered protest from the aspirant.
Recall Princess Abiodun Oyefusi was the PDP 2019 candidate for Lagos East Senatorial district. However, the statement issued by PDP State Organising Secretary, Hakeem Amode, has unsettled the camp of princess who earlier lay claim to the mandate before the party call for show of interest about 24 hours later .
The development as gathered from multi sources revealed that Princess Abiodun,who is working tirelessly from oversea she was stuck as a result of the novel coronavirus (covid-19) was not pleased with the party directives. She reported mobilised her supporters yesterday ahead of today to protest through microblogging platforms against the party decision with the below hashtag in a bid to press home her demands according to our source;
Join in moving this #Tag across PDP loops
While she embarks on the protest another top contender for the post, National Officer of PDP, Yeye Adenike Agnes Shobajo, who was among the aspirants who was aggrieved against her choice in 2019. However, welcome the new development as gathered.
Yeye, has since embarked on an ambitious project of political consultations and social media push over the last few days to seek stakeholders supports and endorsement in preparation for a transparent, free, fair and credible primary election for the Lagos East Bye election.
The party announcements in the next coming days will increase the number of aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. Jostling for the Lagos East senatorial seat ticket in the yet to be fixed election date by INEC.
One of the top names expected to forward his application as requested by the Party is Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi (BOG), Whom multiple sources disclosed has toured Kosofe, Ikorodu, Epe, Somolu and Ibeju Lekki in Lagos East consulting the party stakeholders in the last one week to garner supports from the party decision makers.
Kosofe Post had earlier reported the developments in the party in an article titled Lagos East Bye Election: Abiodun Oyefusi and the PDP Dilemma . Princess Abiodun, However, in her reaction to the article that went viral, gained over 78528 impressions and 9467 clicks on our various platforms called a sponsored piece, fake and lie from the pit of hell by Oyefusi before the latest call for application from party members by PDP.
Kindly share your views in the comment section below over the call for application from PDP members for the Lagos East bye election.
The dissolution of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by President Muhammadu Buhari’s during the week has elicited different reactions among Nigerians.
Some are of the opinion that the decisive action of the president will save the party, APC from the imminent implosion. While some sees it as an action targeted at Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Who is not a member of the Party National Executive Committee to frustrate his presidential ambition.
However, Wole Arisekola in one of his responses on the recent political development in the ruling party said no amount of gang up will stop the actualization of Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu 2023 presidential ambition if Allah wills it.
Wole Arisekola reaction read: “Sen Bola Ahmed Tinubu 2023 Insha Allah, if they like they should replace the whole soil on the land thinking it won’t happen, he has paid his dues and rewrite his name in the history of Nigeria-politics.”
“Baami Akanbi omo Olodoide.
“Some people will hear the history that their ancestors never tell them from my mouth. I have the dossier of the number of people their mother slept with before she met their father,” He said.
He added that” The one that asked for bribe from one of the Ibadan high chief on the sale of NITEL. during Obasanjo regime.”
Bobby Olalekan Olokuntoye, is one of the Supervisory Councilor Ex- Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode approved and nominated in Ikosi Isheri Lcda, but was never allowed to serve.
Bobby and several others across Kosofe as monitored attended the workshop organised by the Lagos state Government in preparation for his resumption in office but the list was tored by constituted authority in Kosofe as a result of political power play between the disbanded major groups; Tinubu Mandate Group And Justice Forum of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He was neither considered for Senior Special Assistant, Special Advisers in the subsequent appointments as observed.
Like several other nominees that was disappointed the young prepared nominee, Bobby gathered went back to his private business to keep body and soul together beyond political spoiled of office.
Ever since it was reported that Fear Grips Local Governments Chairmen as Dissolution is Imminent in Lagos Nobody has disclaimed the report. Kosofe Post, further learnt the fear of unforeseen circumstances ahead of next month has prompted some local government Chairmen across the state to deliberated on political office holders payoff, quietly removing their belongs and tied up their ends to avoid being caught unawares.
However, if the Governor rescind the decision gathered from a reliable the 57 Local Government Chairmen tenure may enjoy the four tenure signed into by Ambode till July 2021.
The Lagos East Director General of the late Senator Adebayo Osinowo; 2019 Senatorial aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, Primate Charles A. Odugbesi, is one of the matured, versatile politicians, Who knew what the media is, and what they stands on issues of public interest when contacted over sen-bayo-osinowo-set-to-redeem-monthly-salary-pledge-to-lagos-east His explanation was well received by 99% of Lagos east potential beneficiaries because no negative reactions trail his comments when reported by Kosofe Post.
The Jovial, Orator, philanthropist, cheerful giever late Senator Adebayo Osinowo, was the first lawmaker in the history of Lagos East since return to democracy on record that has made such promise and prepared to redeem according to Kosofe Post investigation before his sad demise.
Early today, Primate Charles took to his social media and posted the following statements:
“To some people, delayed reaction – when something happened they can not cry when people are crying. But when others stop crying, then they get ignited by the past activities, and in their lonely time and corner, they shed bitter tears.
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‘And yet, some, especially the so-called strong men will dare not cry in public lest they betray the better part of man in them. But when they are lonely, and looked back at the good times they have shared, they break down physically, emotionally and mentally, The worse thing is that they still keep bold face in the public.
‘These are complex situations and i am lost in the labyrinth of the whole complexities. But one thing I still find difficult to reconcile is, WHY SHOULD PEPERITO DIE? It is painful to realise that I can not see my boss again. Why now?. People keep telling me to take it easy, but they have not told me HOW? Just sitting down alone, I see him in my mind how he attended to people, assuring them, after he had listened carefully to their stories,that all will be better and met his words with action. Ah – ah, WHY SHOULD PEPERITO DIE?
‘One other thing I do not want to believe is that somebody killed him. Peperito had fought many battles and won. And it would be giving glory to the devil to say somebody killed my boss, SHEUUUU,
I know YOU LIVE ON in the hearts of many people, it is only your body that died. LIVE ON MY BOSS! until we meet to part no more.
The candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Mrs. Olajumoke Fakoya, was among the 2019 Lagos East Senatorial candidates that ran an impressive campaigns as monitored.
Like other major political parties potential aspirants she is equally yet to declare her intention officially. Perhaps,in honour of Late Senator Adebayo Osinowo, who died 10 days ago.
Earlier, She took to her social media page to extend her condolences to the Osinowo’s family currently at Molipa, Area of Ijebu Local Government, Ogun State.
According to other developments monitored on her handle she shared old articles, 2019 electioneering campaign materials which revealed she might be warming up for the yet to be fixed bye election to elect a replacement for “Shehu or Peperitto” as hé is lovely called to advocate for the District.
A topflight source in Hon. Jumoke Fakoya camp, who was not authorized to speak confirmed to this newspaper that she is currently consulting with other stakeholders over the act of God development in Kosofe, Lagos East.
The source added that she is a young prepared candidate and she will definitely give it a trial. He, However, assured that a media parley will be organized after her successful consultation to keep the good people of Lagos East informed on her next move.
Ahead of the 2020 Lagos Bye Election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already started plotting moves to oust the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
One of the strategies being considered by the opposition party is to field most popular, young prepared consensus senatorial candidate to challenge the ruling APC in the Lagos East Senatorial District acccording to Kosofe Post reliable sources.
It will be defined and confirmed if the popular sayings the” voice of the people is the voice of God, expressed by respondents last weekend in the opinion collated titled OPINION: Preferred PDP Candidate For Lagos East Bye Election finally produce BOG is the party flag bearer. But for now everything remains what it’s ” Speculation” until the candidate emerges.
The two female aspirants Yeye Adenike Shobajo and Princess Abiodun Oyefusi as gathered are equally not leaving any stone unturned. Both have since set machinery’s in motion and equally embarked on aggressive consultations or lobby to get the fresh party baton.
BOG, who has been the Senior advocate of the messes before, during and after the general elections as a figure of opposition the force majeure Development in Lagos East.
He has been keenly monitored in electronics, print and social media even before he was pursuaded to return back to PDP. Though he has not declare his intention but Kosofe Post Sources at PDP State Secretariat at Adekunle Fajuyi , GRA, Ikeja,disclosed that PDP National Working Committee (NWC) are proposing sponsoring the candidature of BOG.
In what seems that BOG as cave in to pressure his comment last last week pointed to his readiness to join the race.
Our earlier Opinion on who should fly the Lagos East PDP Senatorial ticket between Princess Abiodun Oyefusi, Babatunde Gbadamosi, Yeye Adenike Shobajo, has generated responses online and offline. Regardless, of the politicians games are like Americans Wonder.
The more you look, the less you see.
Bob Tarner, a grassroot politician par execllent and one of the top contender in 2019, has since opt out from the race as gathered.
When BOG, the best rated debater in 2019 Governorship debates finally declares his intention the battle will be a straight fight between him, Yeye Adenike Shobajo and Princess Abiodun Oyefusi, who has since activated their various campaign machineries.
As the political developing stories unfolds we will keep you all posted.
Feel free to drop your opinion on the choice of BOG below to learn, unlearn and relearn from you but it must be devoid of insults and foul language to enrich the discussions.