“Makinde may look gentle in the face, but he is deadly,” ex-Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose was recently spotted saying on a Channels TV programme.
It is uncertain if Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State should see this admission from his foe, Fayose as a compliment or attack.
The statement is equally both a compliment and a missive. Gentleman Makinde has clearly emerged as the de facto leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West. His trumping of the loud-mouthed Fayose at the PDP South West Zonal election leaves no one in doubt as to who the boss is.
As always, Fayose is busy decrying rigging and the alleged use of violence to take him out. However, one fact that is glaring is that the outcome of the election has sobered up Fayose. In the build-up to the election, Fayose was all over the place, granting interviews to radio stations in Ibadan; bragging about how he is going to show ‘Baby Governor Makinde’ who the boss is.
The silence from Makinde should have been a pointer to Fayose. However, he did not see the writing on the wall. But give it to Fayose though. His candidate only lost the election by 13 votes. Not bad.
The real question is, is anyone still disillusioned that Makinde is somehow different? Anyone who thinks the ‘Presidential material’ is different is delusional; plain and simple.
As stated on this platform in previous articles, Makinde is gradually elevating thuggery back to the pinnacle of Oyo State politics. A video emerged from the convention/congress, where a well-known thug, Auxillary was threatening Fayose. The notorious thug came with his entourage and was seen saying Ogun (the Yoruba god of iron) will kill Fayose.
For anyone who is familiar with Oyo State politics, this path that Makinde is threading will do no one any good. Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho is an associate of Makinde. He was once deployed to Kogi State for the last gubernatorial election there.
However, the danger with Oyo’s NURTW/thug syndicate is that even Makinde cannot control them. The chickens will definitely come home to roost. Ask Rasheed Ladoja and Adebayo Alao Akala.
Back to Fayose, this blow is deadly for him. This could give the Sen Abiodun Olujimi faction the needed momentum to take control of the PDP structure in Ekiti. But 2023 could present a payback opportunity for him. But as things stand, he is the loser in this round.
Nevertheless, Makinde must be willing to answer this simple question. Is zonal election victory worth returning Ibadan to the dark days of Eleweomo/Tokyo? No presidential material at all.
Welcome back Buhari aka Ajala the traveller!
Mr President, just curious to know, how did it feel being unable to go to London in 2020?
Indeed, that feeling should have motivated you to upgrade some of our facilities to the standards you are used to.
Or better still, is it not cheaper to fly your personal doctors down to Nigeria. At least, they won’t need to fly down in a private jet with entourage and security details. As a matter of fact, how much did it cost to leave the presidential jet at the tarmac?
Well, I have gist for you, sha. While you were away, Omojuwa, that boy with savage replies on Twitter; yes, the one that called Jonathan a pig. I am sure you remember him. He revealed why Madam Oby (Ezekwezili) is angry with you.
He said you were supposed to tap her for minister. But you ‘chop her eye’. If that’s true, Bubu ‘onshe eye oooo, ojoju aiye.”
As e be sha, the Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Akali Baba is now involved in the saga between the two – Omojuwa and Ezekwesili.
Also, fight over grants extended to some Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) caused casala on Twitter. But Bubu, I am sure you saw that one. Bashir Ahmad for don show you that one. We both know that he is jobless. That ‘Buhari must go guy’, Sahara Reporters, yes, that boy wey contest election against you, Yele Sowere, that boy wey carry babalawo come court, naa him dey chop people grant money.
Bubu, what’s up with Aisha, Madam of ‘za ozza room’ aka Mama Dubai? Hope all is well? It is strange that as she come back, you japa.
You don hear about that Jack boy wey get Twitter? That ‘daniska’ wey just come chop our jollof rice that year. Him don put him headquarters for Ghana, ordinary Ghana fa. Next Twitter war no sure for Nigeria. Them fit dey unplug us for that side now, o wrong now.
Dem go yab us say we no get light. Say them be our landlord for Twitter, e no fresh now bubu. Or make we lock border again? Twitter is important. We planned to use Burna Boy’s Grammy for the next Twitter battle, and the half that Wizkid won.
Welcome back, sha! How far with this inflation thing now? Make boiz waya aza? Do give away, Baba. Oshey, olowori oko Ayisha aka Baba igbadun….Do your boys well.