One of the bane of democracy in Nigeria is this devilish game of godfatherism. It has become a norm for past leaders in Nigeria to solely determine who takes over the baton of leadership from them. However, this reoccurring political idiosyncrasy has battered the entire political structure; breeding cowards and puppets who know next to nothing about good and responsible leadership. The interest of the masses is not considered. What matters more to these insatiable thieves is money, money and contracts.
The politics of godfatherism is so visible in Lagos, Abia, Osun, Edo, Cross River, Kogi and many more. Stories abound on how some of the Governors who had attempted to extricate from the bondage of godfatherism were severely punctured and disgraced out of office. Ambode of Lagos state is a typical case. Even some of the Governors who survived the onslaught of godfatherism has a bitter story to tell. The same political ugliness is what Adams Oshiomohole was on the verge of replicating in Edo State before his madness was chained through the sudden judgment of the Appeal Court.