Oshiomhole is working hand in hand with Tinubu and I can wager anything that their target is beyond 2019. And I will tell you why.
First, Oshiomhole allowed the Lagos APC guber primaries to stand despite the fact that the team from the national secretariat of the party, led by former Governor Clement Ebri, had ruled that the primaries should not stand. Voting was said to have started when the team was still working on modalities for the primaries when voting had begun.
While governors have been overreaching themselves, Oshiomhole had allowed TO STAND IN LAGOS what he had vehemently kicked against in other states!
The plan is to ensure that those who get ticket, especially senatorial and Reps tickets, are those who will be loyal and sympathetic to the Tinubu/Oshiomhole cause come 2023!
But Oshiomhole had forgotten that he was not running the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, but a national party. The ruling party for that matter. He never expected the governors, senators and Reps members to fight back the way they are doing.
Today, Oshiomhole is NOT struggling to ensure that APC wins in 2019 but ensuring that he still remains the party chair by the time the election is conducted next year.
When you start a fight and you think you have the upper hand, don’t ever underestimate how your opponent will fight back.
For Oshiomhole, even Tinubu might not be able to save his neck. I mean his political neck.