Adefulire-Orelope’s Worry

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As the 2019 general elections draw near, one of the popular
politicians eying elective posts is a former Deputy Governor of Lagos
State, Princess Adejoke Adefulire-Orelope.
More than two years after she left office as deputy governor, she
still enjoys relevance, politically. Her rising profile in politics is
attributed to her closeness to the grass roots.
It was gathered that Adefulire-Orelope is nursing a senatorial
ambition to represent Lagos West senatorial district in 2019.
The seat will become vacant in 2019 as the current Senator
representing the district, Senator Adeola Olamilekan, aka Yayi, is
jostling for the Ogun State governorship seat.
However, what appears to be the hurdle in her way is the reported
ambition of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, whose tenure
expires in 2018.
Aregbesola, also a former Lagos State commissioner of works, is
allegedly planning a comeback to the state to jostle for the
senatorial slot.
In view of this development, some political bigwigs are said to be
critical of Aregbesola’s purported comeback to Lagos to contest for
the senatorial seat.
Though it is believed that his relationship with former Governor of
Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, may give him an edge over
Adefulire-Orelope, those in the know say that only time will tell.
According to sources, the former deputy governor is in talks with top
politicians in the district to support her ambition of securing the
ticket and winning the senatorial election.