Credit: Punch. It appears all is not well in the Lagos chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as disgruntled members who are not happy about the leadership style of former Lagos Governor and national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, held separate state Congresses to elect new state executives for the party yesterday.
Former Lagos State Governor and APC chieftain Bola Ahmed Tinubu has built a political empire in Lagos State since he left office in 2007 as the Governor of that state. He is directly or indirectly involved in all political activities in Lagos State. It will not be out of place for me to describe him as the political godfather of Lagos.
It appears that the 2023 governorship election in Lagos State will be tough in the APC. It may be a tough battle between Bola Ahmed Tinubu who has built a political empire in Lagos State and some young politicians in APC who feel that time has come to rescue Lagos State and end godfatherism in the centre of excellence.
Some Nigerians to date wonder why former Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode was not allowed to do a second tenure as the Governor of Lagos State even though many Lagosians were impressed with his first tenure in office. Photo Credit: Sun Newspaper Some APC members in Lagos still believe that the "kingmakers" in Lagos were not fair to Ambode.
The 2023 governorship election in Lagos State may not be as usual going by development in the Lagos Chapter of APC. It appears that some young politicians in APC are getting fed up with Tinubu's political dynasty and are already mobilising themselves to checkmate him ahead of the 2023 governorship election in Lagos State.
One politician that has been able to remain relevant in Nigerian politics after leaving office for over a decade is Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Photo credit: Vanguard Tinubu left office as Lagos State Governor in 2007, but the Jagaban as he is fondly called by his admirers has remained relevant in Nigerian politics because of his style of politics.
He has been in the news for a while now about his plans to reposition Lagos APC so that every member can have a say in the affairs of the party. Many don't take him seriously but he is gradually showing that he meant what he said. Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor has listed the names of nominees that will participate in a parallel Lagos APC congress.
Image Credit: Punch News A faction of APC identified as Lagos4Lagos movement reportedly held parallel local government congress in lagos on saturday, the dissatisfied group was led by Olajide Adediran. However, a report by Punch News made it known that the group held it's congress separately from the designated venue of the mainstream party in the state, and at the congress, 27 local government executives and some national delegates emerged with Mr Babatunde Odikunrin as the chairman, Ogunleye Babatunde elected as the vice chairman and 25 other executives.
It appears some young politicians in APC are getting tired of Tinubu's style of politics in Lagos State. They are beginning to think that time has come to challenge the political status quo in Lagos State to ensure that no single individual will continue to call the shots in Lagos politics.
The 2023 general election is fast approaching and politicians who believe that they have what it takes to change things for the better have started strategizing on how to achieve their political goals. The political atmosphere in Lagos APC is getting charged. It appears that some vibrant APC members are ready to ensure that former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu doesn't have his way in the politics of Lagos in 2023.
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