There is no gainsaying that political permutations and re-engineering of how the political climate in Lagos, come 2023 will look like, is in top preparations; while some political gladiators in the state are whirling; on who will become the next governor of the state come 2023.
Prior to the last general election that denied Akinwunmi Ambode a return ticket to office for second term under his party, All Progressives Party (APC) with the decision of those who control the party structure, which produced the incumbent governor of the state, Sanwo-Olu, as the preferred candidate.
With this, and in many quarters, political pundits believe that the same fate could befall Sanwo-Olu if he falls into cesspit that Ambode fell into.
As the election year fast approaches closer, many top powerful and influential personalities in the state have been showing their interests to occupy the plum seat of the Lagos-Alausa Government House.
One of these top personalities, who are willing to take over the driver’s seat of the Center for Excellence state, is the successful businessman and an investment guru, Wale Gomez.
While others in his ilk are whirling, this very ambitious and very mind settled Wale Gomez is already ground swelling to make his political ambition a reality, all things being equal. Since this man of considerable means, has indicated his intention to be next governorship candidate of Lagos State, Gomez has ultimately become the new toast in town and social gathering in Lagos.
Meanwhile, this astute City businessman cum politician’s mandate group, ‘Re-build Nigeria Initiative’ has become a formidable force during the last 2015 general election in Lagos and Federal Capital, Abuja.
The group made so much in-road in the political horizon of Lagos and other adjoining states with millions of supporters. The grapevines have it that most political party leaders in Lagos are already rooting for him to join their political party.
This is the reason why political observers believe that he is the most sought-after politician in the state and he has been a-behind-the scene political strategist and an ally of most of the big political gladiators in the state and if this articulate and calculative, forward-looking and extremely industrious, emerges as a governor in 2023, there are prediction that Lagos will be better for it.
To boot, Wale Gomez is married to the beautiful former Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon Titi Oseni and he enjoys a lot of political support from some key political gladiators in the state.
The handsome, stylish Lagos born business was the Managing Director of Oylex Petroleum Limited; he is the Chief Executive Officer of Legends Care Agency Limited in London, UK and presently a senior partner at HCA, a facility management firm in the United Kingdom. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Quant Capital Limited, a private equity firm with investments in real estate and technology. He was trained in Houston, Texas, USA where he lived and worked for more than 25 years.
Where he will step out from is the raising for many political parties to garner his main intention on where he will be actualizing his dream as he inches closer to 2023.
Kunle Awosika, Airwaves Report.