Tokunbo Afikuyomi stages comeback
Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi is one man who loves to court relevance at every opportunity.
As a former students’ union activist and ‘MKO Abiola for President’ crusader, Toks, as he is fondly called by friends, has definitely paid his dues.
In the past few months, the two-term, two-district senator has been living in self-imposed exile in the United Kingdom (UK), leaving many to wonder if he had embraced political oblivion as a reality.
The former senator, who has represented Lagos Central and Lagos West and later opened a wine bar in Ikoyi, moved abroad after his term as commissioner for Tourism in the first term of the Babatunde Fashola administration.
He later moved to Osun State at the beginning of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s government, hoping to enjoy some patronage from the new government. But his romance with the government lasted shorter than he probably anticipated.
Sensing that he might have expended his goodwill with the government, he decided to leave for the UK, where he has been reminiscing on the good old times as a high ranking senator in Abuja before he attempted to succeed Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the governor of Lagos State.
From all indications, it seems Toks is staging a comeback to Lagos politics, as he was recently spotted in few events in the state, including the Executive/Legislative Retreat at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island.
Toks, who has now a little added weight, was seen rollicking with Ambode, Speaker of the state Assembly, Mudasiru Obasa, and other top government functionaries.