Oshiomole tried very hard to avoid blunders where President Buhari will raise hands of inappropriate persons as Party flagbearers.
At a point Abike Dabiri tried to remind him that it was really the responsibility of PMB to hand over the flags to Sanwo-Olu and the three Lagos Senatorial APC flag bearers..He elbowed her out of the way, saying it was deliberate.
The only thing we heard Oshiomole say to her after the failed elbow was.. I am the man in charge here.
Secondly as the VP Osinbajo finished his address to the crowd in Yoruba language and was about making for his seat, the same appreciated Abike Dabiri politely also reminded VP to introduce the President.
But we noticed that what Oshiomole tried to avoid by covering PMB’s duties for him still happened.
PMB who read a written protocol list in order to avoid mistake of rendering that extempore, still failed to address the crowd. He only thanked them and said he had nothing to add to what others have said.
But the more disturbing was that what Oshiomole tried to avoid (AS IN DELTA AND CROSS RIVER RALLIES) by handing over flags to their bearers still happened as PMB still raised the hand of Sanwo-Olu without a flag. He went further to ask and said “where are the Senatorial candidates?….oh they have collected their flags and gone…. I wish them good luck”.
But the worst was that when the closing National Anthem was still going on, the audience that was supposed to stand at attention, as a mark of respect, started leaving the venue in droves.