Aide to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Adewale Temitope has finally succumbed to the wish of his people by accepting to represent Ifako-Ijaiye constituency 1 the State House of Assembly come 2019.
Popularly referred to as ATA by in political sphere, Adewale Temitope Adedeji believes that Politics is dirty because of the heartbreaks and the antics that comes with it as he categorically stated that politics does not does not and should not involve diabolism.
When asked, he simply described Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as not just a boss but also as a mentor, political genius, master strategist and above all, a leader with a golden heart. To him, the Asiwaju is simple, unique man, first among equals and one of a kind to reckon with.
Adewale was one of those who started the not too young to run campaign in 2009, with a mission to sensitise Nigerian youths to get involved in politics. He was one of the pioneering members of the Young Achievers Campaign Organisation of Nigeria (YACOON), a group that massively worked to sensitise the youths about the need to participate in the affairs that concern the citizenry coupled with the fact that he is presently the Special Assistant to the National Leader of APC , Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Youths, Politics and Policy, Mr. Adewale believes that the youths are gradually getting aware more than ever before of their important roles and responsibilities in the society.
Besides being a current Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Leader of All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Adewale who was also former SSA to former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola on Works and Infrastructure has learnt from the masters of the game. His early years in public service saw serving with the former Governors of Abia and Borno State at different times and at various capacity.
A respected public servant and successful entrepreneur, Adewale is of the belief that he has what it takes to appropriately represent his constituency. Born and bred in Ifako-Ijaiye, he is very conversant with every nooks and crannies of the local government.
His father, a medical doctor, who joined the police force and rose to the position of Assistant Commissioner of Police before veering into politics and represented his constituency at the National Assembly before his demise in 2016 had ingrained in him the virtue of service to the people. This he found himself doing even when his father was alive.
“My politics is not a social media experiment,” he explains. “l am a grassroots politician. My politics goes as far as into the wards level.
On what he considers his greatest achievement in life so far, he says with philosophical calmness: “Putting smiles on the faces of people. Sometimes people come to me with their problems. My little contributions have gone a long way. This makes me happy.”