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‘Lam Adesina would have Dumped APC if He Was Still Here’


That was the position of a keen watcher of Oyo state politics following the frosty relationship between AremoOlusegunOsoba and Governor IbikunleAmosun, which led to a separation.

But faced with the same situation as Chief Osoba, would Great Lam had considered the option of leaving a party he built from scratch? That remains in the realm of conjecture.

However, let’s try and draw a line between the two cases in Oyo and Ogun APC:

In Ogun, aspirants in the party were already jostling for the 2011 governorship elections ticket before the National Leadership prevailed on Chief Osoba and other aspirants to allow Senator IbikunleAmosun (then an outsider in the party) run as the governorship candidate.

So it was also in Oyo, where Great Lam was the leader of the Party. Senator Femi Lanlehin and other aspirants were persuaded to allow Senator AbiolaAjimobi (coming from ANPP at the time) run as governorship candidate of the party.

The leader of the party in Ogun, Chief Osoba, the three APC Senators and not less than six House of Representatives lawmakers had also left Governor Amosun.

Similarly, the two APC Senators in Oyo have left the governor and moved to Accord Party and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) just as Chief Michael Koleoso, who should have stepped into late AlhajiAdesina’s shoes is no longer on Governor Ajimobi’s side.

Look at this very close similarity in the two scenarios:

Governors Ajimobi and Amosun were formally Senators before they became governors of their states and had defected to the party that gave them the platform to become governors.

Both governors were formerly members of All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP).

Also, late Lam Adesina and Chief Osoba were former governors and the most senior members of the party and had together formed the Alliance for Democracy (AD), moving on together to form Action Congress which later metamorphosed to Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and now APC.

Therefore, who knows what Great Lam would have done, if he were still here  and in Osoba’s shoes, I leave that to you to reflect upon.


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