Okay! Okay!! No need for palpitations yet. Of course, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is not the governor of Lagos state although he still sits on his exalted throne from where he runs the puppet show as Jagaban.
So while Governor Ambode received the smart 16-year-old, Miss Zuffon Bukola who won the Lagos Spelling Bee competition to become the state’s One-Day Governor yesterday, something stuck out to us. Other news sites could not get past the governor’s upbeat speech about Lagos having its own “Mama Taraba” in the near future but it was the photos from the occasion that spoke to us.
In case that isn’t clear enough, see this too:
Do you notice the young lady’s hat? Does it look like anything you’ve seen before? While you’re still trying to find out what and where all this leads, we’ll put you out of your misery.
We’ve been confused about why the One-Day Governor had to wear a cap that is an exact replica of former governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s signature cap. Plus why did the lady have to wear a cap, in the first place? While we pondered on it, we went in search of photos of past one-day governors to determine if this was a trend or just a coincidence. No need to go too far back in time, the 2015 and 2016 winners sufficed in confirming our suspicions.
From our findings above, it turns out the signature hat is peculiar to the essence of the annual exercise. The reason for this is not farfetched; the Spelling Bee Competition that produces the One-Day Governor is an initiative of Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the Asiwaju’s wife.
Our deduction from the initiative’s purpose for forcing the hat on these kids is that it is trying to preserve the Jagaban’s legacy in its own little way and however subtle it is, we see it still and it reminds us above all, that the Jagaban still owns Lagos.