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Confusion Hits Sanwo-Olu As Tinubu, Fashola’s Aides Scramble For Appointments     

Sanwo-Olu is in a dilemma, as Tinubu and Fashola’s aides struggle for appointments in his coming administration.

Funsho Akinwale

The Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is in total confusion at the moment, as several former public office holders close to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and former Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, are struggling to be listed among people who would form his cabinet in the coming administration.

After defeating the People’s Democratic Party governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje, in the March election, Sanwo-Olu’s Ikoyi campaign office has literally become the second home of the old horses seeking the governor-elect’s attention to be considered for appointments.

Some of the top lobbyists spotted in the last few weeks at Awolowo Way, Ikoyi, the campaign office of the incoming governor, were mostly former commissioners.

Among them was Ayo Gbeleyi, who was a former Commissioner for Finance during Fashola’s administration.

Other former commissioners include Bosun Jeje, Oyinlomo Danmole, Kaoli Olusanya, and Chief (Mrs.) Kemi Nelson, the close ally of the National leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Many were surprised to see Nelson at Ikoyi, being an old generation former commissioner. Sources claim, however, that his visit might not be unconnected to his desire to also secure a position in the new government.

Senator Musilu Obanikoro, whose son just won a ticket to the house of representatives in the Eti Osa Federal constituency during the last election, was also sighted at the campaign office in Ikoyi to see Sanwo-Olu.

Many wonder what kind of position Obanikoro, having been so lucky in politics, is seeking, for he seems bigger than whatever position the administration can offer him.

He was a three-term senator, a former minister and ex-Nigerian envoy to Ghana.

According to close sources, there is a lot of pressure on the governor-elect but he is strategizing to contain the situation in a bid to satisfy everybody.