… Sacks director, move to bring in allies
… Aregbesola becomes member of Lagos APC GAC
There is a strong disquiet among the members of Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu Campaign Organization, (BOSCO), the All Progressives Congress, (APC) gubernatorial candidate campaign outfit, over the bold intrusion of the immediate past Governor of Osun State Rauf Aregbesola.
Aregbesola, we gathered has tinkered with the structure of the outfit, with the bid to flush out those he perceived as independent minded and open to broad based approaches to issues.
BOSCO Director of Monitoring and Evaluation Alhaji Abiodun AbdulRasheed Mafe is the first to be kicked out. Mafe a two time council chair of Mosan Okunola LCDA in Alimosho federal constituency of the state was accused of being too liberal and highly connected to Bourdilon, a mortal sin for anyone in politics in Alimosho, Aregbesola political domain.
His closeness to Hon Sulaimon Omoyele (Oris), the DG of Ambode Mandate Support Group now ICG BOS Strategic Thinkers, with whom they both served as Council chairmen is giving the Aregbesola’s “Oranmiyan Power Bloc” much concern.
Hon Mafe enjoyed the confidence of Sanwoolu and is a member of his inner circuit, who has been hyping on the need for true reconciliation in Lagos APC to ensure victory come March, he was the mastermind of the meetings between Sanwoolu and the aggrieved aspirants in the party, where the trouce template was adopted. This development many see as stripping of Sanwoolu of the power, privilege and the right to manage and execute his campaign and be his own man politically.
Tayo Ayinde BOSCO Director General has been given clear orders to route all issues and get clearance from Aregbesola going forward by the Lagos Leader of the All Progressives Congress APC Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Ayinde and other directors are at loss over the rude intrusion of Aregbesola and are pointing accusing fingers at Deputy Director General, Cardinal James Odumbaku (Baba Eto), whom they accuse of masterminding the new set up alongside Alhaji Abdullahi Enilolobo, the campaign’s Director of Mobilisation, who also hails from Alimosho state constituency 2, while Mafe hails from Alimosho state constituency 1.
In a related development Rauf Aregbesola is now a member of the Lagos APC Governor’s Advisory Council, the assemblage of politicians Tinubu uses to run the affairs of the party in the state. Members were stunned when Tinubu personally brought Aregbesola and unilaterally told them he is now a member.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode this medium learnt call the notice of those present at the meeting; that while he is indifferent to Aregbesola’s inclusion, it is trite that his predecessor Babatunde Raji Fashola, his Deputies Sarah Sosan and Adejoke Orelope Adefulire as well as Rt. Hon. Sabit Adeyemi Ikuforiji Lagos former Speaker be included in the council.
An inflamed Tinubu rejected Governor Ambode’s suggestion, no other member of the GAC present had the courage to second Governor Ambode suggestion. Governor Ambode smiled and kept his cool.