Obafemi Hamzat, Lagos Deputy Governor is in the news again.
Newsnowonline Investigation revealed that Hamzat Lied to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu that the political Leaders In Epe, Eredo and Ikosi-Ejirin Council Areas were against the continuation of the three chairmen who are all serving their first terms, despite the instructions from the Tinubu led GAC that all chairmen serving the first term should be given the ticket to go for second term. But because of Hamzat’s political
ambition, he removed the three chairmen and replaced them with his own loyalists ahead of 2023.
A video that is viral online says it all. The video showed where Hamzat said it was the political Leaders In Epe, Eredo, Ejirin that stood against the chairmen. In the video, the traditional rulers and Political Leaders In Eredo were seen endorsing Niyi Saliu, the incumbent chairman as the consensus candidate. The endorsement was also backed up with a big ceremony with the signatures of all the traditional rulers and leaders endorsing the candidate.
The Hamzat led team that conducted the local government primary has been accused of working to destroy the cohesion in the APC through the imposition of their cronies as against popular candidates that will win election for the party. From Apapa to Ojo, Ojodu, Ifako-Ijaiye and Surulere, it’s the tale of woes as popular candidates were removed through violence orchestrated to present a fait accompli. In fact, there’s no candidate in Mushin now for fear of implosion.