Dynamic and brilliant former Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Social development in Lagos state, Opeyemi Michael Bamidele could be said to have adopted a low profile for several months as little has been heard from his end for a while. The last time anything was heard about him was his failed attempt to become the governor of his state, Ekiti, during the last governorship election in the state.
It will be recalled his ambition became a thing of interest to many even beyond shores of Ekiti because he actually contested the election against the wish of his mentor and godfather, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that he decamped from APC to pursue his ambition on the platform of Labour Party. However, he has since reconciled with Tinubu and returned to the APC fold. Meanwhile, the graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Benin, Barrister Bamidele may have concluded to return to center stage, if information reaching us is to be followed. According to source, the former member of House of Representatives will clock 54 on the 29th of this month and invites are said to have been sent to guests to join him in Ekiti state to mark the anniversary. The event, we learnt is expected to re-launch MOB, as Ope is fondly called to political limelight as it is said will be infused with some political activities, especially as it has been confirmed Ope still has his gaze on the governorship seat of Ekiti state even as the incumbent’s tenure is slated to come to an end next year.