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Two Reasons Governors Always Fight Their Predecessors Despite Belonging To The Same Party

It has been a common phenomenon for most Nigerian govenors to disagree with their predecessors shortly after resuming office.

The disagreement is predictable and understandable if the governor and his predecessor are members of different political parties.

However, the conflict between governors and their predecessors also happens between members of the same political party.

In recent times, we have seen governors in serious conflict with their predecessors who are also members of their political parties.

For instance, the ongoing conflict between Governor Gboyega Oyetola and his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola, in Osun State.

The conflict has degenerated in recent times, leading to clashes between supporters of both leaders.

The crisis was also shown in the just concluded state congress of the All Progressives Congress, where factions loyal to both leaders had their congresses at different locations.

The situation in Ogun State is also a good example. Governor Dapo Abiodun and his predecessor, Ibikunle Amosun, are also in serious conflict.

The conflict between Governor Hope Uzodinma and Rochas Okorocha in Imo State is another good example.

What could be the reason why the governors are fighting their predecessors?

In my opinion, the conflict can be attributed to the following reasons. 

1. The former governors' desire to maintain dominance in state politics and administration.

Political power is very sweet and no one will willingly forego the benefits that come with power. 

Governors always try to install their puppets when they are leaving power in order to continue ruling by proxy. 

In most cases, it always results in conflict because their successors will not allow undue interference in their administrations. 

2. The wrongdoings of former governors always put them in trouble with their predecessors. 

When a new governor takes over a state, the first thing to do is to probe the previous administration. 

The probe always results in conflict because some former governors would have mismanaged funds or engaged in unconstitutional acts that their successors can't allow to slide.

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Gboyega Oyetola Nigerian Ogun State Osun State Rauf Aregbesola

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