Wow. No one would have thought it could happen in a hundred years., let’s not overstretch it to a million years. Senator ADESEYE Ogunlewe, the former minister of works under Chief Olusegun Aremo Obasanjo, who was used to fight Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to a standstill then, during the then administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Executive Governor of Lagos State.
The former Minister of Works then wore the garb of the unrelenting enemy well then and did all that was possible to make a mess of the then Asiwaju administration. It was federal might at its best, with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo an ex-military General as its arrow head against the wiles, maneuverings and wisdom of Asiwaju, who literally adopted guerrilla tactics to outwit both Ogunlewe then and his ear veteran principal, that the only option left to them was the illegality of seizing the money due to the state then, in a protracted stalemate. Both Ogunlewe and Obasanjo didn’t care, it was their way or no way at all. So they didn’t mind whose ox was gored. They had thought they had a strangle hold of a kind on Lagos then and would soon paralyze governance and those administering it then, but much as they tried, the ingenuity of those running the affairs of Lagos then, likes of Babatunde Raji Fashola, Wale Edun, Lai Mohammed, Muiz Banire, Rauf Aregbesola, Babatunde Fowler and Co, made the FG look like a big bullying fool with excreta spattered over their face in shame at the end of it all.
It is the same Senator Ogunlewe whose son was the first to decamp from the PDP after unsuccessfully trying to win elections into the state house, that has now eaten his vomit and returned back home to the so called progressives from his former conservative enclave that he had moved to. What this says seriously and what it gives credence to, is that truism that ‘there are never permanent enemies in politics, only permanent interests’. As long as something is going to pay the personality himself or those very close to him, such a person is ready and willing to discard whatever his ideological leaning might be, to then dine with just about anyone, including the devil itself.
So those inconsequential hangers on that takes up battles not necessarily theirs are the losers at the end of the day or would they also go cap in hand to go beg for relevance too?
So after much denial that he wasn’t ever jumping ships, he has done just that and was received into the APC ship by Alhaji Tunde Balogun a chieftain of the Lagos APC & other members of the working committee. Ogunlewe didn’t actually jump the ship alone, he came in tow with Moyosore his son and other bigwigs of the main opposition. And if their prediction is anything to go by, then it is likely that with this defection, maybe PDP in Lagos State is now on her death knell.