August 9, 2022

Don’t give out INEC form to any Lagos candidate until after presidential primary – Tinubu to Sanwo-Olu

 

 

…. as Sanwo-Olu pick aides, hangers on as APC candidates in Lagos

Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu Lagos State Governor and All Progressives Congress APC Leader in the state is quietly building a private political structure by giving his loyalists the tickets of the party in the race toward the general elections.

This development has irked Bola Ahmed Tinubu the strongman of Lagos politics.

In connivance with his Deputy Kadiri Obafemi Hamzart and Governor’s Advisory Council lead Hon Tajudeen Olusi, Sanwo-Olu has foisted some of his preferred candidates on the party in Lagos State.

In Kosofe Khalifat Adetola Ogbara was picked ahead of the incumbent Hon Rotimi Agunloye for the Kosofe Federal Constituency ticket, the venue of the primary was changed thrice to facilitate the heist with cloned delegates used for the exercise.

In Lagos Island his aide and bagman Shola Giwa and Omolara Oyekan Olumegbon emerged as the winners of House of Assembly primaries under the firm instruction of Sanwo-Olu.

In Alimosho Federal Constituency Ganiyu Adele Ayuba another aide of his was picked as House of Representatives candidate, in the consensus arrangement that saw eight other aspirants stage a walk out of the state secretariat in ACME Ikeja.

Luqmon Olatunji Orelope who came second in Alimosho State Constituency 01 APC primary was chosen as consensus candidate above Barr Rotimi Ogunwuyi who defeated him in the Friday May 27th primary.

Luqmon Orelope is the younger brother of Adejoke Orelope Adefulire a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, now Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals, SDG. Barr Ogunwuyi sin is that he is not known to Sanwo-Olu personally, despite serving as a director in his campaign organization in 2018.

In Ikeja Sanwoolu called the leaders in that Tinubu’s non performing nephew Adedamola Richard Kashamu must be returned for a third time. This caused a lot of problems where APC members in Ikeja began to insult the leaders Yeye Kemi Nelson, Chief Funso Ologunde and others openly.

Never in the history of Ikeja APC has members had the audacity to face their leaders. Ikeja APC chair of chair Alhaji Dilly Adeokun collected money from Hon Kashamu to oil the agenda.

Viral messages on social media reads “If truly Asiwaju instructed @⁨kemi Nelson⁩ to step some candidates down for ARK, it is my prayer that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will also be stepped down for another person to win the Presidential primaries of APC In Jesus Name.”

“If it’s not true, Yeye Kemi Nelson will suffer for the remaining of her days in Jesus name. Her children will labour but at the verge of their breakthrough they will be unjustly stepped down.”

Sanwo-Olu pulled these through by calling up party leaders, lying to them that these individuals are the choice of Bola Ahmed Tinubu APC National Leader.

The aggrieved aspirants got in touch with Tinubu who vehemently denied endorsing any aspirant. He has vowed to right the wrongs on his return from the National Convention of the party, where he is standing as one of the presidential aspirants.

Tinubu has instructed that no INEC form be given out to any candidate in Lagos APC until he returns from Abuja on Tuesday June the 7th.