Tunde Ogunmola
Although, he eventually got elected as the Vice Chairman of Isolo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Bayo Olasoju, the manager of acclaimed King of Fuji music, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Anifowoshe a.k.a K1 De Ultimate would have, perhaps been the Executive Chairman of the Council if K1 had succeeded in his frantic bid to make him the number one citizen of the Council.

A reliable source revealed that before the recently conducted Lagos State Local Government elections reached its summit, K1 lobbied the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in order to seek his support for Bayo to become the next Chairman of Isolo LCDA. Tinubu was said to have denied K1 that much-needed support and blatantly told him to rather meet the APC Lagos State Chairman, Henry Oladele Ajomale for such support. The former Lagos State Governor reportedly told K1 that he can’t support such a move from K1, and that he should seek audience with Ajomale.

Ajomale is the number one political leader in Isolo and was a preferred candidate for Chairmanship. However, after much political horse-trading, and nocturnal meetings, K1’s efforts was crowned with a Vice Chairmanship seat for Bayo, while Olaleye Shamsudeen clinched the Executive Chairman of the Council. It is also worthy of note that Shamsudeen is one of the 18 Chairmen Tinubu gave automatic ticket for second term in office and this might have further scuttled K1’s clandestine moves. For those who do not know, K1’s Okota house – ‘Castle of Peace’ is located within the Isolo LCDA, although he prefers one of the many hospitality havens in Lagos. The undisputed King of Fuji is not only a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress (APC); he is also the official musician of the party it seems. During the previous and last general elections, he did not only wax albums for APC candidates, he was also on bandstand at most APC major campaign grounds across the South West region of the country. K 1’s relationship with South West leaders of APC dates back to when the party was still Action Congress (AC), then metamorphosed to Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), before the party merged with All Nigeria Peoples Party, (ANPP), Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), and a faction of All Peoples Grand Alliance (APGA), to metamorphose into what is now known as the ruling APC. Needless to say K1 wields enormous influence in the party. One of his daughters, Idayat was a councillor in Lagos Island. Also, a former Lagos State House of Assembly member who represented Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 11, Hon. Omowunmi Olatunji-Edet, through him, became a lawmaker in Lagos State for two consecutive terms.

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