In his heyday as aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Kingsley Kuku came across as an interesting personality.
He was loved by many and had a large following, especially because he had so much money to throw around.
However, immediately after his principal lost the 2015 presidential election, his life came crashing and was no longer the jolly good fellow he used to be.
Shortly after the new government of President Mohammadu Buhari came on board, the Ondo State-born former activist scampered abroad for fear of being arrested by the anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, claiming that he was going for a knee surgery at the Andrews Sports, Medicine and Orthopaedic Centre in Birmingham, Alabama, US.
But this, it was gathered, was a dummy to escape being interrogated for his role in some corruption- related offences.
Society Watch gathered that some of his friends and loyalists, shortly before the Ondo State election, were said to have mobilized people to campaign for his political ambition for the number one job in Ondo.
His posters had flooded major cities in the state then. They were purportedly pasted overnight by his supporters to ostensibly create awareness for his political ambition.
But as revealed by a source, it was simply to test his popularity in the scheme of things in the state.
In view of the current realities, it appears his past is catching up with him so fast; and he is no longer to be reckoned with in the scheme of things in the state and many people are wondering if he has become a yesterday’s man so soon.