There is anxiety presently in the camp of Lagos State Guv, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as his godfather and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has been silent on in his (Sanwo-Olu’s) 2nd term quote.
SaharaReporters learnt on Saturday from leading sources in the party that Sanwo-Olu and his camp are presently stressed over Tinubu’s indifference and far more after the state government is “greatly funding” Tinubu’s 2023 governmental aspiration.
SaharaReporters gathered that Sanwo-Olu had been telling his inner circles that he was not happy with Tinubu’s body movement and unwillingness to give him a go-ahead for a 2nd term, despite all the resources being pumped into his 2023 governmental project.
In 2019, Tinubu as constantly handpicked Sanwo-Olu, having rejected the then guv, Akinwunmi Ambode, who turned out not to be “a great boy”. Ambode had put up a fight at the APC governorship primary versus Sanwo-Olu’s candidacy.
At the present, it appears the table is turning and Ambode’s fate might be waiting on Sanwo-Olu whose 2nd term quote does not appear to be a concern for Tinubu and his circle of Lagos kingmakers.
Among the top chieftains in the party revealed that Sanwo-Olu’s camp is presently worried and doing all it can to curry the APC leader’s favour that includes pumping more state-owned resources into the “long-lasting ambition” of the former Lagos governor.
” Tinubu is yet to back Jide Sanwo-Olu as governorship prospect. This is causing panic. The governor is fretted. He is informing people that despite financing Tinubu’s candidacy, he’s yet to speak with him.”
” N1.7 billion month-to-month is siphoned through the Office of the Speaker (of the State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa) alone to fund Tinubu’s campaign. The EFCC has actually moved all the officers dealing with the Speaker’s case,” another source in the party said.
Among the avenues the guv will look for to check out will likely be the March 26 convention where his camp will guarantee that Tinubu’s prospects emerge as the nationwide officers.
SaharaReporters earlier reported today that top sources in the celebration noted some names being thought about for positions ahead of the March 26 National Convention.
On the other hand, Obasa’s period as Speaker of the Lagos Home of Assembly has actually been afflicted by debates.
For instance, SaharaReporters in October 2020 uncovered how Obasa fraudulently gathered about N325 m as travel allowance for himself and 6 others to participate in a program in Turkey.
It was discovered that Obasa got the House to authorize the fund to help with a journey to the European nation to understudy the transformation of the Turkish parliament.
In a document spotted by SaharaReporters dated July 09, 2018, the Speaker had asked for the Assembly to launch the funds, so he could attend the summit in addition to six others.
It was more discovered that Obasa started the trip with only one legislator, the late Hon. Adebayo Osinowo, and filched the fund authorized for the others.
A source near the Assembly told SaharaReporters that the Speaker just travelled to Turkey for purchase of house furnishings as the Turkish parliament had no record of him or the Lagos Home of Assembly pertaining to the nation for any fact-finding objective.
” Though Nike, his mistress gathered money of N3,612,299, no individual assistant, organized, official of grade level 13 travelled with him and no consultants.
” He just went to Turkey for purchase of furnishings which indeed is a contraband and the Turkish parliament has no record of him or Lagos State Home of Assembly to understudy the Turkish Government as a whole.
” The change of Turkish parliament was not under study by the Lagos State Home of Assembly and it is not even the custom or under due procedure to pay travel allowance of any expert, undoubtedly Obasa is the specialist himself.
” Apart from buying furniture, he likewise went to Turkey to open discussion with a tile business for regional partnership of tile making at his acquired land on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
” All the estacodes and flight fare for the assistants were collected by Obasa with no of them on the trip only the normal lady, Nike, gathered her allocated money in cash.
Only one honourable member, late Hon. Osinowo, made the trip and was surprised on arrival in Turkey to discover no official conference or visit to Turkish parliament occurred except private trips to the tile business by Obasa and his service partners,” the source said.