March 11,2023, many hurdles before Ibirogba in Egbedore state constituency.
As the general elections getting nearer, all political parties and candidates have kickstart and intensifying electioneering campaigns across their various constituencies across the state in readiness for the elections.
One interesting part of this elections is the one that will produce the honorable house of assembly member that will represent Egbedore state constituency in the next house of assembly which election is taking place on the 11th of March 2023.
Already about four or five candidates are in the race among whom is the honorable representing Egbedore state constituency currently, who is also the candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) honorable John Babatunde Ibirogba. He will slug it out with the candidates of the People’s Democratic party (PDP) Hon Rotimi Ogunrinade from Iragberi.
The African Democratic Party (ADP) Hon Faniran Damilare who is from the same ward with the incumbent.
Hon Oyewumi Naheem Alani the candidate of Labour Party (LP) who is also from Ara.
Then another young man from Iragberi who is contesting under the platform of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).
One would have expected the current honorable under the platform of APC to have a smooth ride and edge ahead of others, because of many factors most especially the incumbency factor and others but, the reverse will be the case because he has failed the people that helped him to power through his unfriendly attitude towards his constituents.
Majority of the political gladiators in Egbedore state constituency are not in support of his return to that seat, though they are all moving round now campaigning for him openly but, findings revealed that he is not in their good book.
This is not unconnected with his high handedness and arrogance attitude. From ward 1, Awo to ward 2&3 in Ara, he is not in the good book of the electorates. Out of 10 ward in Egbedore local government both main council, LCDA and Area office, he can hardly deliver two wards as things stand now.
The results of last governorship election of July 16th 2022 in Egbedore local government has exposed and shown the direction and pattern the subsequent elections in the local government may likely goes. If out of the 10 wards in the local government area, APC could win only one ward and lost woefully in nine others, this is clearly a pointer to what should be expecting in February and march this year.
If former governor Oyetola who has done very well for the people of Egbedore local government in term of infrastructural developments could lost his reelection bid in the local government, how much more a candidate who has little to show as achievements and nothing to show in term of human relations in the last three and half years.
The incumbent honorable has made more enemies than friends since he assumed office as the honorable representing Egbedore state constituency and this is obviously glaring, judging from what the people are saying about him. He is facing a very stiff opposition at his hometown Ara where two young guys are running against him under the platforms of other parties apart from the major contender who is the People’s Democratic party (PDP) candidate who is gaining ground everyday as a result of the outcome of the last governorship election which was won by the PDP. “The bandwagon effect”
Except unexpected happened before March 11th, this election is lost already.
Adabanija Qomarudeen Idowu Mayegun is my name, a social media commentator and political analyst.