It will be recalled that Senator Olamilekan has declared his intention to return to the Senate, but this time, he wants to represent Ogun West Senatorial District in the Red Chamber, and this is a move not a few people have described as an aberration, especially the core indigenes of Ogun state.
To say Senator Yayi as he is fondly called is one of the luckiest Nigerian politicians would not be an overstatement. By 2023, Senator Olamilekan would have successfully completed 20 years as an elected lawmaker in Lagos state.
Prior to his election into the Nigerian Senate, he has spent eight years as a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, he represented Alimosho Constituency 2 from 2003 to 2011. He later moved up the political ladder in 2011 when he contested and won a seat in the House of Representatives to represent Alimosho Federal Constituency, he subsequently moved to the Senate in 2015. He’s currently spending his second term in the Red Chamber.
However, in a frantic bid to continue his ‘sit-tight syndrome’ at the National Assembly, Senator Yayi has successfully transferred his Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) from Lagos state to Ogun state.
His attempt in the past to become the Senator of Ogun West failed to come to fruition, and this made him return to Lagos West Senatorial District for his second term ticket. Also, in the build-up to the 2019 general elections, Senator Olamilekan made frantic efforts to contest for the governorship seat of Ogun state but to no avail as former governor Ibikunle Amosun put paid to his ambition.
Meanwhile, Senator Yayi’s origin has continued to be a subject of controversy, he has been making efforts to convince Ogun state residents and indigenes that he hails from ilaro. An insider and a very reliable source, however divulged to Naijanewsdirect that Olamilekan is originally from Ipokia. The source further informed us that the political permutation and game plan of Senator Yayi is to become Ogun state Governor in the near future.
However, sources revealed that Gov. Abiodun is in dilemma over who he will support among the three aspirants, there are indications that he might support Senator Olamilekan, leaving the home-grown Gboyega Isiaka and Abiodun Akinlade in the cold.
To avoid this, loyalists of the two grassroots politicians – Gboyega Isiaka and Abiodun Akinlade are said to be leaving no stone unturned in a bid to stop Gov. Abiodun from pitching tents with Yayi, saying they could not afford to have a ‘foreigner’ or Lagos politician as their senator.