Between Mimiko and His Deputy, It’s Do Me, I Do You

Like my people would say in Yoruba language, ‘Akoda oro, ko le dabi adagbehin’, meaning, the last cut is the deepest.

When the embattled Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), barely 48 hours to the Presidential election of March 28, his action hit home hard on his boss and Governor of the state, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.

Surely as a politician, he must have expected a serious backlash, which has now come in the impeachment process currently playing out against him.

But come to think of it, isn’t what is sauce for the goose also supposed to be sauce for the gander?

Governor Mimiko defected from the Labour Party to the PDP, heaven did not fall. And reliable sources even, said the governor never told his deputy he was going to move to the PDP before taking the decision.

Therefore, why should Olanusi’s defection now become a subject of “I will impeach you”? Information has it that the lawmakers were allegedly “pushed to the wall” to remove the deputy governor for daring to defect to the APC.

May be if the man had defected to other PDP-friendly party, the situation would have been different.

But, as it is now, the deputy governor is on his way out.



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