Adeleke and life more abundant for Osun
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a party of yesterday, today and tomorrow conducts its affairs with absolute decorum and uniqueness. In a hotly contested primary, it elected as its standard-bearer for the Osun 2018 governorship race, a dynamic and resourceful Senator Ademola Adeleke who is set to take Osun out of economic woods and give its citizens real value for their lives. The July 21 primary left no victor or vanquished. All contestants were winners. Senator Adeleke has therefore sent out the signals that his candidacy is for all the good people of Osun, with a view to solving its multi-faceted problems; using the state’s abundant human and natural resources to make our joint heritage first among other states, where justice, peace and progress reign supreme. Adeleke is not new to politics. He has sterling antecedents.
He believes in selfless service, transparency and accountability in the conduct of government affairs. In his sojourn in the Senate so far, he has ensured robust contributions to legislative duties, touching essentially on religious harmony, security of lives and properties, because he had a strong conviction, that religion of whatever persuasion is an avenue to be a good human being, as against what fundamentalists would want the public to believe. Like his name Nurudeen, he brings light to politicking and public service.
Senator Adeleke is a principled politician whose modesty and candour cannot be waved aside. Though misunderstood unjustly in a few circles and fora, for reasons not applicable to him, he bears nobody any grudge. And for us in Osun State, we should give Adeleke all of our votes, with a view to demonstrating our resolve to move Osun, many miles ahead of others. The PDP family in Osun should be commended for their magnanimity and spirit of sportmanship and resolving to work together amicably to win the September 22 governorship election and be part of an epoch-making event of returning PDP to power in Osun State. Senator Adeleke is just the standard-bearer: the eminent members of PDP, no matter their status are the contestants, and the electorate in Osun their solid pillars of support.
Over to the good people of Osun State to do it right and set the ball rolling for the march to Bola Ige House from September 22, 2018 with door-to-door campaign. The Adeleke project is our collective project. Osun State needs economic overhaul to make life more abundant for our people. Osun people are resilient and long distance runners. And God is their strength. Despite man-made obstacles to give a dog a bad name in order to hang it, Ademola’s governorship project continues to gain wider acceptability from cross-sections of the electorate in Osun State. The support base for his victory at the gubernatorial election is on the high side. The campaign structure of Senator Ademola Adeleke is all embracing and leaves nobody out in the onward march to September 22 duel. Osun electorate are determined to give the mantle of leadership to Adeleke to play out what Isiaka Adeleke would have done as their governor and take their destines in their own hands and firmly too. The task ahead though gargantuan, is surmountable, since the programmes of Adeleke is welfarist in nature and people-oriented.
The PDP family in Osun State is very confident of victory, since unity permeates its rank and file as the members rest their hope and trust in God Almighty, to fight for them like biblical David against Goliath. This is complemented by the love and affection that Osun people across tribe, creed, colour, religion or sex have shown the party and Senator Adeleke so far. This no doubt has elevated the resolve of well-meaning people of Osun State to go to the September poll and cast their votes without fear or favour. We counsel peaceful conduct on the part of the politicians and voter, before, during and after the election. Adeleke is a modest politician. He goes about his endeavours with humility. He is above board and beyond reproach. Nobody should live in illusion, that Ademola Adeleke is not a master of the game, having under-studied his late brother-Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke political prowess and mastered it well. Adeleke, a quintessential omoluabi, is ready to identify with those living below the poverty line and give them succor through participatory governance in its totality. He is a remarkable personality in his own right, who will not hurt a fly.
He is focused on his aspiration and sure-footed of a rancor-free election. An election, where the umpires will be unbiased, but play according to the electoral rules. A fantastically level-playing ground for all candidates. Senator Adeleke is not given to frivolous expressions and politics of bitterness. He is for all. All are for him. Osun people yearn for Adeleke. Between him and the Osun people, it is a bond that he will not forsake. He has a date with history. A bond, that will see Osun State returning to the enviable path of greatness and consolidation of the gains of the present. Osun where basic infrastructure, shall be greatly improved upon and taken for granted. That hour is inching closer for us all to give Ademola Adeleke the opportunity to give his best to us. We cannot afford to miss the golden chance offered us by September 22, 2018 governorship election, to elect a servant of the people, in person of Ademola Adeleke. A governor, that will make the welfare of civil servants and pensioners, the centre-piece of his administration. A situation, that will in turn make the economy of Osun very buoyant. For his administration, it is full and steady payment of salaries and pension as and when due.
All leaders of men, whether political figures; all of those who can get the best out of others, have identified themselves with high ideals, and this has given added scope and strength to their influence. Followed in their lifetime, because they stand for greatness of mind, rather than self interest, are later remembered for the usefulness of what they have achieved for the glory of humanity. And for Senator Adeleke, it shall be a goal scored in a grandstyle, with the grace of God and inflincing support of the electorate. Political activities, moreso in electioneering time, are never devoid of acrimony or blackmail. Again, it is the price to pay for leadership. Adeleke takes it all with dignified calmness and robust faith in God. And the impression being created in some quarters, that his administration is going to be a family-controlled one is far from the truth. Those in the nuclear and extended Adeleke family have their different vocations and business callings, that they are seriously committed to. Therefore, Ademola Adeleke would-be government has nothing absolutely to do with family interference, but the involvement of all and sundry in Osun State, no matter the party affiliation, religion or creed.
- Lawal lives in Ede, Osun State