A major political earthquake has hit the ruling People’s Democratic Party, loosing its foothold in a major political election tsunamis which has swept off most of the party’s influences in South- West Nigeria.
The earlier tremor of Tuesday’s elections’ tsunamis had been felt by some states in April 9’s parliamentary election, which saw many parliamentary members of the ruling party swept away -result of a major political whirlwind. The preceding election surprisingly had swept away many topshots of the ruling party from various strategic positions as the nation faces a new era of political turnaround for the better future of the nation.
Among the victims of the current sweeping flood of change is Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Dimeji Bankole who lost in his home base. A host of other political heavyweights have fallen victims, with another political icon, Iyabo Obasanjo, the daughter of former head of state, Olusegun Obasanjo losing even with the influence of her father, in a major Ogun State political earthquake. As this post is being updated, the quake has hit PDP in other parts of the country, especially in the East seeing many top PDP swept into political oblivion.
Results trickling from across the country in the just concluded governorship and state Assembly election have confirmed that, Oyo state governor,Otunba Adebayo (Dr) Alao -Akala has been swept off the state House after loosing to Action Congress candidate. Also in Ogun state, the incumbent governor, Gbenga Daniel lost to Action Congress candidate, Senator Ibikunle Amosun
The result announcement has been slow-hanging in revealing the list of more casualties of the current political cave-in. INEC has pledged its commitment to monitoring the results to avoid being tampered with this time around as collations occur. The organisation saidit is taking its time to collate results after it had been alleged after presidential election that many political stake holders were fiddling with results.
INEC, in assuring that there might be lateness in the declaration of results said on Tuesday after time was out for the election: “The only thing which we have done for today’s election differently is that we have shifted our attention more to the collation centers. We are trying to make sure that whatever is done at the collation centre is more transparent.” Solomon Soyebi, INEC’s national commissioner in charge of information and publicity told the world.
Also in Lagos, with some results outstanding from only Oshodi/Somolu, the ACN has 1,373,987 votes to PDP’s 251,556 for governorship polls (83 percent to PDP’S 16 percent). Action Congress of Nigeria also won all Lagos House of Assembly seats, providing a suicide rope to the candidates of the rival People’s Democratic Party.
In addition to winning Action Congress Nigeria guber in Ogun and Oyo, the party has also won 24 out of 26 seats in the state assembly elections in Ekiti, losing just two to the PDP.
Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala in his own littled world, celebrating ( his polidemise?) during a campaign in Ogbomoso, Oyo State. He is now gone with the wind of Nigeria’s political change