Olalekan Adeleye triggered a thought with his post on APC stalwarts wooing Otunba Gbenga Daniel to join them. read first the post from.Olalekan, them read my thought on the vexed issue Adeleye Olalekan Come join us: How Tinubu (and his wife) invited Gbenga Daniel to join APC It’s a cute story, actually. The Asiwaju of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been easy today at the venue of Oluwole Awolowo’s burial in Ikenne, Ogun: a) Reconciling bitter rivals and ex-governors of Ogun, Olusegun Osoba and Gbenga Daniiel b) Inviting the People’s Democratic Party’s Gbenga Daniel to join his party. According to Premium Times, “The possible erasure of their political differences took place at the church service held at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Ikenne.” Mr. Daniel, who arrived the church five minutes after Mr. Osoba, was allocated a seat next to his successor. The duo soon engaged in what looked like a friendly chat. At some point, their conversation attracted the attention of one of the grandson of late Obafemi Awolowo, Segun, who joined the two governors in conversation and then a round of spontaneous laughter. When Remi Tinubu, a Senator and wife of former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, arrived and was ushered to a seat between Messrs Osoba and Daniel, she jokingly asked not to divide them, adding that she would prefer instead to sit next to the duo. Mrs. Tinubu, a Senator under the platform of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), also jokingly invited Mr. Daniel, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, into the All Progressives Congress, a coalition of four parties including the ACN. She encouraged him to invite his colleagues and former governors, Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Segun Oni, who were also at the burial to join in the cross-carpeting­ to APC. In support of Mrs. Tinubu, Mr. Osoba added his voice, telling Mr. Daniel that APC, at present, is what is biblically called Noah’s Ark, hence, opportunity for him to “join the Ark to a promised land in 2015.” My Thought. what if OGD joins APC?? So what if OGD joins APC. So many things will change. Since it is just a matter of imagination, I want to imagine as freely as I can what will happen. 1. So many pundits will be out of jobs. The wind would be gone from their sail. 2. Erstwhile enemies will suddenly find themselves in the same camp. Just imagine Ogunpola Damochee and Barbington Ashaye on the same side. Imagine Folasade Baiyewu and s.f Ojo Adediran cheering on the same side. Imagine Adegba’okiki and Mustapha Musa Dapo planning election strategies together!!! 3. It would give OGD a new lease of life. Not as if OGD is desperate to go anywhere. Still, PDP don’t want him anyway. OGD is astute and must realize that Labour Party is not where to go. APC offers opportunities. 4. Perhaps there will be more support for him in fighting the corruption charges pending against him. 5. More than half of the tension in Ogun State will ease when the supporters of OGD and those of SIA stop going at each other. 6. Perhaps all the projects that OGD put in place may be given more support. Perhaps the conflicts in TASCE and TASUED would become history. OGD, OSOBA, SIA will all work together to lift Ogun State. Well, since it is wishful thinking, I am free to think as I like. But if there is a way to make it happen, I will go for it.

April 19, 2013 at 10:18 pm (Uncategorized)


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