Social analyst, Dr. Afeez Oluwatosin, has weighed in on Senator Lola Ashiru’s statement dismissing zoning arrangements for the 2027 governorship race in Kwara State, emphasizing that it is premature to delve into discussions about the next governor.
Dr. Oluwatosin stressed the importance of allowing the current Governor ample time to fulfill his responsibilities before contemplating the future. “It’s too early to be fixated on who the next governor will be. Let’s allow the present Governor to execute his plans before we shift our focus to the next leadership transition,” he remarked.
Addressing the historical context of governorship in Kwara State, Dr. Oluwatosin acknowledged the ongoing agitation regarding the candidate’s origin within the APC. “For the past 25 years, both Kwara South and Kwara Central have occupied the governorship seat, leading to increased calls for a fair distribution. However, politicians seem more concerned about winning elections and fulfilling their personal desires than contributing to generational development in the country.”
Highlighting the prevailing issue, Dr. Oluwatosin remarked, “Politicians in this country are primarily focused on winning elections and pursuing their selfish desires. Unfortunately, they often neglect the imperative of generational development even after leaving office.”
Offering a potential remedy, he suggested, “To avoid recurrent controversies over the governorship candidate’s origin, a strong emphasis on party supremacy is necessary. When the party holds absolute power over its members, it mitigates the issue of determining the next governorship candidate based on regional considerations.”