History might just be in the making in the confluence state of Kogi. Political watchers are already making issues out of Babatunde Irukera’s silent ambition to occupy Lugard House.
Kogi is now on everybody’s mind. Babatunde Irukera, presently the Director General of the Consumer Protection Council, will be a good candidate for the office of governorship in the state, because he has a solid and rich background; and what will readily work for him is the fact he will be the first man from the Yoruba lineage, and a Christian for that matter, whose background in Christendom speaks volumes. If you must know, Babatunde Irukera is a prolific and audacious pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), generally superintended by world-acclaimed Pastor E.A. Adeboye. Some individuals are naturally good in doing great job, and Irukera qualifies to be one of these personae. Of course, he may not be the only one that eminently qualifies for this post, but he is the one whose name has come up in many quarters; that is why he has all the aces to clinch the seat. For the record, Babatunde, an accomplished lawyer, has been in active legal practice for over two decades. His varied experiences range from being in-house counsel to General Counsel, managing partner in a law firm, and advising senior government officials and key government institutions. In his impressive career, Babatunde has gained considerable experience in transactions, civil rights and commercial litigation, regulatory work, government relations and practice management, all of which will come in handy for him when he assumes office as the occupant of Lugard House come in November 2019.