A second term governor in the Southwestern part of Nigeria (name withheld), is presently not enjoying the best of times as most of his political allies who he relies on to win the 2019 governorship for his party and install his stooges in power, have reportedly turned their backs on him.
They are irritated by his crude style of governance, Global Excellence magazine’s sources claimed.
According to sources, though the governor who is very close to the president is given a pass mark for his focus on infrastructure development in the state, the people who we hear this project adversely affected are not happy, couple with the fact that roads in the state are worse for it yet he allegedly pays no attention to them.
Also, Global Excellence magazine learned, the governor is being accused of playing a one-man game as many of his followers, including those he has been using to harass the opposition in the state, are reportedly fed up with him allegedly for sidelining them on matters of money meant for the development of their respective constituency.
Led by a former speaker of the state’s house of assembly who hitherto was his campaign manager, the source claimed that no fewer than eight of his inner caucus men have abandoned the ship to him.
Most painful to the governor is the loss of his closest senator, a prince, who has also joined his opponent’s campaign. The source said that, for reason of shame, the governor’s camp is not making the loss of the prince-senator a popular subject yet.
So far, we gathered, six special assistants who are very influential at their various strongholds have exited. They are said to have bought into the campaign of the governor’s main opponent in the race for 2019, a senator in another state, who a lot of people seem to be giving no chance in the governorship race at the moment.
This magazine also gathered that more of the governor’s loyalists, including heavyweight politicians who backed his governorship ambition in 2011, are presently backing down from supporting his choice for 2019.
“All of them have moved to the camp of other governorship aspirants, especially the one who the governor hates most, I mean the one who is currently representing another state in the senate,” the source said.