Life is indeed fickle. One minute, one’s office or residence is besieged by visitors, who go to great lengths to seek all kinds of favour as a result of the position one occupies and the next moment, one is abandoned to paddle his canoe all by himself without as much as a whisper. This was the position that a former Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, found himself last week when he threw a party to usher his mother, Madam Christianah Oluleye Ambode, into the 90s club.
The high and mighty, many of who would have jostled to be seen with him at the event when he was governor, were nowhere to be found. Not even the Ilara of Epe, Oba Olufolarin Olukayode Ogunsanwo, whose domain the party held, showed up for him.
However, the presence of white cap chiefs from some royal domains helped to spice up things. Not caring a hoot, the former number one man in the state joyfully led his siblings to host guests who turned up for the event.
The day began with a thanksgiving service at St. Michael Anglican Church, Epe. This was followed shortly by a reception party which took place at a venue close to the church. On hand to entertain guests at the reception was Emmanuel Edunjobi, more popularly known as Emma Oh My God.
Ambode had emerged from hibernation after his ouster from Alausa, penultimate week, when he was one of the special guests of honour at the book launch of Steve Ayorinde who served as his Commissioner of Information.