How Wike is Suffering From What He Campaigned Against Tinubu

Rivers: Wike suffering from godfatherism that Tinubu survived Photo Credit: @SimFubaraKSC, @GovWike, @officialABAT Source: Twitter

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Okanlawon Gaffar, a legal practitioner, President Bola Tinubu has often been described as the most successful political godfather in contemporary Nigerian politics Tinubu has often been criticised for the position he attained, but godfatherism is one of the aspirations of some of his critics, and such an example is Nyesom Wike, the former governor of Rivers Wike succeeded in installing Siminalayi Fubara as his successor but lost the loyalty of his political godson barely four months after the latter assumed office.

Port Harcourt, Rivers – President Bola Tinubu has often been criticized and condemned for being the most successful political godfather in Nigeria’s current political dispensation, considering his influence in Lagos politics after leaving office.

Lagos is a state of power struggle, fallouts, and reconciliation that had thrived under President Tinubu’s godfatherism since the return of democracy in 1999 when he served as the state governor.

Tinubu has been popularly and generally described as the godfather in Lagos politics. His endorsement of any candidate for the number one seat in the state is always crucial.

Interestingly, some former governors who moved and campaigned against him from other states have attempted to become like him and installed their preferred candidates. While they have successfully installed their preferred successors, they have not (so far) been successful at keeping them loyal, and a good example of such is Nyesom Wike, the former governor of Rivers State.

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