Kosofe Power Blocks In Disarray As COVID-19 Eliminates Another Lawmaker

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Kosofe Power Blocks In Disarray As COVID-19 Eliminates Another Lawmaker 

 The Kosofe political climate is at the moment in a forlorn state and disarray as the community has been hit by yet another untimely death.


Yesterday, BlackBox Nigeria broke the news of the demise of the lawmaker representing Kosofe Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Tunde Braimoh, who many believed is well positioned to step into the shoes of late Senator  Bayo Osinowo.


His death according to sources close to the flamboyant orator was as a result of complications emanating from coronavirus. 

It will be recalled that just 26 days ago, the death of a major stakeholder in Kosofe and Lagos East politics was announced. The Senator representing Lagos East at the Nigerian Senate, Bayo Osinowo was said to have died of COVID-19 related complications.

Osinowo had become the rallying power block after representing Kosofe at the Lagos State House of Assembly for 16 years and was regarded as the silent godfather of the assembly. Following his demise, his followers were caught off guard of where to belong.

Earlier in the year, the then Chairman of Ikosi-Isheri LCDA under Kosofe Local Government was also lost to the cold hands of death after battling with cancer. Abdulfatai Oyesanya (Oyesco) was in his 70s when he died at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital in Ikeja , on January 21, 2020.

While the people of Kosofe mourn the deaths of their loved ones, no doubt, there would be realignments within the political space ahead of the Local Government election scheduled for next year.

Otunba Busura Alebiosu with late Senator Bayo Osinowo

With three major power blocks out of the political equation in Kosofe Local Government, many of their followers are in disarray of where to pitch their political tent. Is it to Otunba Busura Alebiosu (Bush)who is a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council or to the highest ranking elected official in Kosofe, in the person of Honourable Rotimi Agunsoye or to Chief Stephen Oyedele who used to be a lieutenant of Otunba Busura in the time past.


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