Where Are These Four Prominent Politicians ?
Maintaining the limelight can be a herculean task especially when you no longer hold any political office that keeps the microphone or camera of the media gazing at you.
Within a short period of time, some political figures that usually appear on the news within the span of 48 hours have suddenly gone into oblivion, with many Nigerians asking questions of their whereabouts.
While many of these personalities are no more in office as a result of the political tsunami that swept them away in the 2019 general election, one, in particular, is still in a very exalted one at that.
Ben Murray Bruce
The Commonsense senator failed to get a return ticket for the National Assembly to represent Bayelsa East, this means mogul has maintained a huge distance from the public. Murray Bruce reportedly lost his return bid to the senate after he was persuaded by the powers that be in Bayless to drop his ambition ahead of the 2019 election. Ever since he has remained quiet with no interview nor any known national viewpoint on issues of national importance.
Many political watchers would quickly remember him for the terminology “Ambode treatment” in reference to how he was schemed out of a second term ticket to return as governor of Lagos State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. After falling out with his benefactor and Godfather, Bola Tinubu which subsequently derailed his political ambition, Ambode has kept a very low profile since his tenure ended in Nay 2019. The only time he was in the news again was when he was touted as a possible ministerial nominee in the cabinet of President Muhammad Buhari. The list finally came, without Ambode on it. And the accountant turned politician quickly went into his shell.
Do they come bigger than Saraki? The immediate past senate president and former governor of Kwara state. Flowing his shocking defeat to Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe for the Kwara central senatorial district election, Sarah has kept a low profile. Before now, through his media aide, Yussuf Olaniyonu, Sarah churns out one press statement after another.
But with the “Otoge” movement orchestrated and masterminded by the APC hierarchy in Kwara state, Sarah has obviously realised that there is more to life than political office.
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo
Nobody would have thought that Vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo would be this quiet at a time of COVID-19. The VP has been relatively quiet. He was expected to be named the chair of the presidential task force on COVID-19, but instead the secretary to the government of the federation, SGF Boss Mustapha got the nod..
Even his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Laolu Akande also has gone cold, with no press statement and media interview. Is the Vice president on self-isolation? Is everything fine with the professor of law? Or has he been schemed out of things by the Aso Rock cabals in the administration?