Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the political decision maker of Lagos state has given the nod.
And the hand written is clear on the wall, for now Actor Desmond Elliot should be given the leeway to fly the All Progress Congress’s (APC) banner in the upcoming state house of Assemble election in Surulere constituency.
Sources disclose in making this decision, the power broker sacrifices the personal assistant to his wife Senator Remi Tinubu.
Insiders confirmed the reason for picking the actor ahead of the personal assistant is simple, to curry the support of the larger movie industry to support candidate positioned to the APC’s gubernatorial candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode.
A deep source confirmed ‘ Jarga ban ( Tinubu) has given the go ahead, we support Desmond and use him to get Nollywood endorsement for Ambode’
Though the party leader is yet to make official declaration on the matter, it is a poorly kept secret that Ambode is his candidate of choice to succeed outgoing Lagos Governor, Babatunde Fashola.
Further digs by societynowng.com revealed that in compliance with their leader’s in house directive, the Tinubu Campaign tem have taken up awareness creation and electioneering job for Desmond Elliot.
‘They have particularly taken on his brand projection in the media’ a source emphasised.
A keen follower of events further divulged ‘ the plot to sacrifice the P.A for Elliot is simple, by providing a platform for Elliot – Asiwaju and his thinkers have positioned the APC as the party that can accommodate the political dreams and aspirations of nollywood and help it actualise it- and naturally with that comes sympathy and much needed support from that sector
‘ the sacrifice of one personal assistant is very small compared to the projected gains’
And sources confirmed the ploy appears to be paying off already, with the likes of leading nollwood figures Lancelot Imasuen and Segun Arinze amongst those charging their colleague and his political party on.
Though the sacrificial personal assistant is said to be working on pulling back his derailed ambition, sources equally confirmed Elliot is equally digging deep into his sphere of influence- and toiling ahead to ensure he coasts home free, especially given that the All Progress Congress have a stifling strong hold on the politics of Lagos state.