The rampaging wave of Labour Party is sending shivers into the spine of some governors in Nigeria. The fear is arising from the success recorded by the growing Labour Party in the last presidential election.
The sweeping victory of the party was quite unprecedented. It was unexpected. The party was underrated but it spelt doom for many. Only few escaped the sledge hammer of the party across the country.
The sweeping impact was overwhelming. Hitherto strong states were swept off their feet by the Obidient movement.
For the Saturday governorship election, some state governors are in fear of what may happen to them should the wave of the Labour Party sweep through their strongholds.
The governors of the states of Lagos, Edo and Anambra are seriously in fear of the overriding influence of the Labour Party.
In Edo state, Governor Godwin Obaseki was said to have knelt down before market women pleading with them to vote for his party so that he will not be impeached if Labour Party has majority in the House of Assembly.
Governor Obaseki is afraid of impeachment. He knew what he did to some lawmakers who were elected but he refused to swear them in as House members. Nemesis is very likely to catch up with him.
Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra state is in grip with fear over the possible outcome is Labour Party sweeps the state house of assembly elections. Like Edo state, Anambra will not be participating in the governorship election.
Governor Soludo who was the beloved of Nigerians when he won the election fell out of favour with Nigerian people when he began attacking Peter Obi, the emerging leader of an unconquerable political force in the country.
He has written so many ungodly statement about Obi, unknown to him that Obi will gain the popularity he is enjoying from the majority of Nigerians. He is seriously of impeachment should the Labour Party gain more seats in the state assembly.
The Lagos state governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu is also covered with fear over the outcome of the governorship election on Saturday. He never anticipated the sweeping influence of the party to the extent of snatching the state from the ruling party in the last presidential election.
From the results of the election, Sanwo-Olu is uncertain of the outcome of the Saturday polls. The popularity of the Labour Party candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour, is giving him sleepless nights in Lagos. Last Sunday, he was shown in a video greeting members of a church after the service with a handshake.
These three governors may not be able to sleep on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights untill the results of the election are declared.
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