Hon Joseph Akinlaja
Stakeholders in the polity are already reacting to the aftermath of Nigeria Governors' Forum election which held on May 24th 2013; one of them is Hon Joseph Iranola Akinlaja, deputy national chairman of Labour Party.
According to Hon Akinlaja, the post-NGF election will create a platform for alignment of forces based on personalities and issues not strictly on party affiliations which could technically lead to emergence of two strong and formidable political parties in the country.
The federal lawmaker said: "What is going on now in the political clime to me is alignment of forces based on personalities and issues not strictly on party affiliations. Therefore, if properly developed, it will lead to the emergence of Two strong POLITICAL PARTIES and one or two other smaller parties for possible democratic alliances which will be very good for democratic practice(s) in Nigeria". Akinlaja affirmed.
Hon. Joseph Iranola Akinlaja is currently representing Ondo East/West Federal Constituency. Before he delved into active politics he was a labour leader of note. He rose to the position of deputy national president of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Secretary General of Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG. After that, the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD an affiliate of NUPENG) made him their Grand Patron/Technical Consultant. He is currently national deputy chairman of Labour Party and deputy chairman House Committee on Women Affairs, and member of other key committees.