Sanwo-Olu, the coming of Tinubu’s boy – Punch Newspapers


Abimbola Adelakun

With Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s endorsement of his preferred candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, it was a given that Governor Akinwumi Ambode had not only lost the second term governorship ticket, he was also on his way out of political relevance. I do not feel sorry for him, neither should anyone. He does not need anyone’s pity either. He knew what he was doing when he struck a Faustian bargain to become governor in 2015. It is no surprise he has been thoroughly chewed up and spat out.

From the series of events that led to the coup that consumed him, Lagosians should be worried the kind of governor Sanwo-Olu will be if he wins — and he most likely will, given the political structures of the APC — the election next year. Seeing his predecessor’s fate and knowing he was picked from the same stock of…

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