Our attention has been drawn to the recent outburst of one Segun Sowunmi, a spokesperson for defunct Atiku Campaign Organisation and a failed gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the party primaries in Ogun state, calling on the newly appointed Special Adviser to the President on Security, Malam Nuru Ribadu, to call Governor Abiodun to order on security matters in Ogun State.
This comment bespoke of a man with deflated ego, but seeking relevance to stay afloat by all means. The double-faced, double-dealing Sowunmi, a self acclaimed PDP stalwart in Ogun State who was recently humiliated by his aggrieved PDP party members when he showed up in his usual garrulous manner at the Election Petition Tribunal, sitting at the High Court, Isabo, Abeokuta, tried unsuccessfully to put the blame on a peace loving Governor Dapo Abiodun who has settled down squarely with the business of government after his unassailable victory at the polls.
Sowunmi in his warped congratulatory message was only being clever by half. Or is it not preposterous that this same self-acclaimed PDP Chieftain whose own rickety party has challenged the victory of Ribadu’s APC in court at the federal and state levels, albeit porously, was quick to accept the appointment made by the same party?
This loquacious fellow should tuck-his tail under crotch as his well known unprincipled character, noise making and attention seeking venture have continued to be objects of public opprobrium. This rabble rousing must stop. Sowunmi blabs for cash and extremely enjoys listening to his own voice.
It is true that he long ago confessed to associates of having been rehabilitated from his ‘spurs’, but recent events have shown that if there was any rehabilitation at all, it was not completed and there is urgent need for revisitation, reexamination and wholistic rehabilitation.
APC is vindicated as a duly elected government by Sowunmi’s congratulatory message; that despite the unreasonable challenge of the same government by PDP in courts, a spokesperson to the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who is also a former governorship aspirant of the party in Ogun State, has congratulated the Former EFCC boss, Nuru Ribadu, on his recent appointment as Special Adviser on Security by APC-led government of President Bola Tinubu.
It would be recalled that in his vainglorious bid for the governorship ticket of his party, he sued Ladi Adebutu spuriously at various courts, up to the Supreme Court of Nigeria, but no sooner did he visit the Adebutus’s country home in Iperu Remo and was hosted by the betting mogul, Sir Kessington Adebutu, that he entered mute mode and nothing was heard of his court-shopping spree against Ladi Adebutu. His silence simply became very loud!
The recent desperate attempt of Segun Sowunmi to now cultivate , Nuru Ribadu, is not only Intriguing, but also a clear confirmation that the hitherto regular cash from Ladi Adebutu, the defeated PDP governorship candidate at the March 18 election, who is currently a fugitive in UK running from the charges of money laundering, vote buying and criminal breaches of Electoral Act preferred against him by the Federal Government of Nigeria has stopped. Sowunmi is therefore sorely in need of alternative source of easy money to meet his unenviable and wasteful lifestyle.
While we reckon with Sowunmi’s acceptance of the victory of our party at the polls, we however warn all our party leaders to treat Sowunmi deservedly as a lepper that he is, while advising him to find a suitable job in order to meet his insatiable appetite for cash.