A lesson to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State. By: Billy Oghenebrume Egbe
Former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode celebrated his 57th birthday four days ago. There were no newspaper articles to sing his praise by contract-seeking Businessmen, fair-weather friends and other Top Government functionaries.
I’m sure that you who is reading this information right now is just getting to know that Mr. Ambode’s birthday was June 14, 2020 (Four days ago). But if he had won his second term, his pictures would have flooded all the major newspapers with congratulatory messages on his 57th birthday.
Lesson: Most People are not loyal to you. They are only loyal to what they stand to gain from you. Once you are no longer in a position to give them what they want, they withdraw their loyalty and give it to your successor. So be careful with power because it is transient.
Meanwhile, let’s wish our amiable former Governor of Lagos State a happy birthday. Congratulations, your Excellency.
This is coming at a time when the APC leadership in Lagos State are just calling on Mr. Akinwumi Ambode to contest the Lagos East Senatorial seat which is now vacant and I believe with time he will rise again in the political equation of not only Lagos State, but that of the South West.