Governor Godwin Obaseki
Godfatherism play an enormous position in Nigeria’s Political adventures since time timelessness. From the teachings drawn from the previous governor of Lagos deposed by the Lagos godfather Tinubu over problems with disloyalty to the codes and cabal. This can be a bitter instance of how man Political correctness performs out in Africa.
One other case is that of Governor Udom of Akwa-Ibom state, he was opposed by his godfather Senator Godswil Akpabio. However he Akpabio left the PDP buildings within the state for Udom and moved to the APC. Udom bought sympathy and took absolute cost of the social gathering within the state, at the long term, he did not solely defeat his godfather however disgraced him out of Political panorama of the state. Akpabio even misplaced to his godson’s candidate, his most desired senatorial reelection in 2019.
In Lagos, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC nationwide chief was in cost together with his buildings and cabal. No signal of defection from both of the events within the face-off. They pressured Ambode out of the governorship race. Ambode bowed to the strain and respect the powers that be and the establishment that introduced him, however Udom Emmanuel of Akwa-Ibom fought head-on and was victorious. This can be credited to his magnanimous achievement and the place of the state shame the ex-governor who as soon as boasted that he’ll win an election even when he stands on a bit of paper as a celebration.
In Kogi state, the unintended governor Yahaya Bello is battling with inside setbacks and opposition within the social gathering APC. Among the social gathering women and men don’t need him again due to his perceived failure. However he appears to be having presidential nodes. Bello’s case is totally different from these of Ambode and Udom. The Lagos former governor and Akwa-Ibom governor did outstandingly properly. That’s what gave victory to Udom and potential social gathering sympathy and commendations to Ambode for a proposed ministerial seat.
In Edo state, there’s a energy tussle between the APC nationwide chairman and his Political godson Godwin Obaseki. Their fuse starting from disobedience to disloyalty. The APC apex man just isn’t speaking a lot however combating assiduously laborious to see that Obaseki misplaced the APC ticket within the state. They’ve succeeded in sharing loyalty within the state meeting on the ratio of 9/15.
Obaseki in his Political calculation sown in his 9 diehard members at night time, whereas the nationwide chairman is utilizing Abuja may battle again.
On Thursday 11th July, there was a present of loyalty rally within the state. The place all and Sundry loyalists of the governor gathered to appraise him for work and job properly accomplished. The gathering was made up of opinion leaders, thought leaders, stakeholders and large and the mighty within the Edo state politics.
The folks ship a robust sign to the APC hub, that if the governor didn’t clinch the social gathering’s ticket for the second time period, that they’ll type a brand new social gathering or transfer Obaseki to a different platform. The Edo state governor was described as a person of peace, humility, respectful and sort to all.
Those that defiled the rain to return out en masse to bathe praises to the governor embody however not restricted to: Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN), the Muslim group within the state, consultant of the over 1.9 million youths in Edo state, market girls and merchants affiliation, Libya returnees, pensioners, Paramount rulers and Edo finest lecturers of SUBEB often known as digital lecturers, who do not use lecture notes however pc to show courtesy of the governor initiative. The Edo youths have put aside August 12 to crown the governor grand patron of the youth due to his ardour and unusual like to empower the youths within the state.
STRENGTHS OF OBASEKI
1. Digital technique of tax assortment.
2. Huge street building and constructing of the Secretariat
3. Immediate cost of employees and retirees.
4. Empowerment of diaspora returnees.
5. Creating of over 100,000 jobs out of the 200,000 jobs he promised. That is actual manpower growth.
6. Good, high quality and accessible schooling. Edo state has set the tempo for public college schooling revolution as different states are studying from them now. The governor additionally promised to construct a technical college as well as.
7. Energy of incumbency because the governor.
8. The folks and assets and so on
WEAKNESSES OF EDO GOVERNOR
1. Fallout together with his godfather.
2. Opposition PDP and different events.
3. Secret loyalists in his cupboard to the APC nationwide chairman.
4. Federal may or Abuja weight in the direction of his good father.
If Obaseki place himself properly, he’ll take over the management of the state parliament and different buildings within the state by way of diplomatic strikes and consultations. He should look for sympathy, if reach palling with folks extensively, he’ll win the reelection.
If he secures the social gathering ticket regardless of his Political mentor’s resistance, he’ll win with extra ease as a result of that may present that the APC is with him and towards his boss.
If he should transfer to any social gathering, let the social gathering be a robust one. He should ensure that all members loyal to him transfer with him along with all their buildings. This may give the brand new social gathering absolute management of the state.
If he lastly reconciles together with his godfather, he should work laborious additionally to beat his opponent within the PDP.
On the finish, the case of Obaseki shall be described or linked to the expertise of Udom Emmanuel of Akwa-Ibom state who fought and received gallantly or to Ambode who bowed to Political strain to step down.
The puzzle is, what would be the destiny of Obaseki if the social gathering select to droop him or take seen aspect together with his godfather? Is he sturdy sufficient to face the storms forward? Time shall inform.
However for the sake of excellent governance as aforementioned, he must be given a second and final probability.
A Political scientist
Federal College of kashere.