In the past three weeks, the former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, was everywhere giving orders in his capacity as the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Oshiomhole did not see it coming. He never imagined that he could be left in the cold. He did not know the odds could be against him.
He was on top of his game, setting up committees on Edo governorship election.
His committees succeeded in disqualifying his successor, Governor Godwin Obaseki, from participating in the APC primary election. They said his certificates were defective.
But, in a dramatic twist, the tide turned against Oshiomhole; the Appeal Court upheld his suspension and he was removed as the APC National Chairman.
Since then, his loyalists have been making efforts to fix a trusted ally into his position. They appointed Abiola Ajimobi, who is said to be on sick bed, saying Hilliard Eta should act on his behalf for now.
When this was going on, Victor Giadom strategically “put sand inside their garri". He got the support of the court to declare himself the Acting National Chairman of the APC.
This generated lots of controversies between him and loyalists of Oshiomhole in the APC National Working Committee (NWC).
But on Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari gave everyone a shocker when he said he would attend a meeting of the party's National Executive Council summoned by Victor Giadom.
The meeting held today and the Oshiomhole-led NWC was totally dissolved.
Then, one should be tempted to ask Oshiomhole, what next?
What step is he taking after the dissolution of his NWC?
This life is just a small place. The same Oshiomhole that has been the one taking decisions over the party did not remember there is a higher organ of the party that can decide on his matter.
Where is the power of the National Chairman he used to possess? Where are the bragging and groundstanding? It appears it is all over.
Many politicians supported Oshiomhole to make him the National Chairman of the APC in 2018.
Surprisingly, Oshiomhole got to power and they all became his enemies. No one knows what could have warranted. Or, is it possible that a former governor could be power-drunk?
Oshiomhole fought with Amosun, Okorocha, Yari and a whole lot of them. Why?
Oshiomhole, what is the next line of action?
This should be a lesson for all of us. In any position you find yourself, act as if you're nothing, because nothing lasts forever.
Goodbye to Adams Oshiomhole.