Africa Politics

IT’S ANOTHER SEASON OF CONTRACT By Waheed Ganiyu

Leadership is a social contract between the leader and the led. The former’s duty is to provide purposeful leadership; while the latter reciprocates the leader’s efforts with unflinching support and unalloyed loyalty. Both of them have contractual obligations to each other.

The responsibility of a good leader is to serve his people meritoriously. The late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo once averred that ‘the main responsibility of a leader is service.

To do otherwise is a deliberate indulgence in pretence and deceit of monumental proportion’. Leadership according to Peter Drucker, is defined by results.

The laudable efforts of our visionary and transformational leader, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Senator Abiola Ajimobi will be more impactful at the grassroots if we have a focused and magnanimous leader like Otunba Rotimi Ajanaku in the position of authority.

Over the years, through his foundation, Otunba Rotimi Foundation(ORAF) has been assisting the down-trodden with economic power in his possession. However, combining both economic and political influence would give him leverage to do more.

Ajanaku, an avid progressive since he ventured into politics in the days of Alliance for Democracy(AD) in the late 90s is a perfect example of a gentleman and consistent politician.

His two previous attempts to clinch the ticket of the green chamber of the National Assembly in 2011 and 2011 did not deter him from financing the party and submitting to its supremacy.

Otunba Rotimi Ajanaku’s giant strides in ameliorating lives in the significant areas of enterpreneurship, education, vocation are good complements to the Reformation, Restoration and Transformation agenda of the present administration in the state.

Judging by his antecedents,credibility and popularity, his coming as an elected lawmaker representing Ibadan Southwest/Northwest Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives will not only benefit the generality of his constituents, it will also make his political party, All Progressives Congress(APC) more formidable in his constituency and the state by extension.

As the constituents, especially the delegates prepare to seal another deal, it is incumbent on them that they support the right aspirant who has the capacity to uplift the Ibadan Southwest/Northwest Federal Constituency to an enviable height.