Of all aspirant seeking to represent Ifako Ijaiye State Constituency 01 come 2019, Hon. Adewale Temitope Adedeji (JAH), arguably stands out in all areas. His entry into the Lagos State Assembly race has brought a semblance of modernity, urbane and decorum into what used to be a riotous and discouraged exercise in the past.
According to them, this is what happens when men and women of pristine character and moral decency decide to venture into partisan politics. The concerned citizens of Ifako -Ijaye believe they are gradually bidding farewell to that era where touts, sleazy characters and people of questionable integrity and pedigree are accepted and elected into sensitive leadership positions.
They want the best and brightest amongst residents of Ifako-Ijaiye who have proven themselves in their chosen endeavours should occupy leadership positions, not the other way round.
‘It is an aberration for barely lettered and incompetent people to aspire for leadership positions in a society where we have countless capable and prepared hands. Time was when the brightest among us took the back seats on issues pertaining to governance. The fad across most modern day societies is simply to allow people with the required mental and intellectual power to lead them. The more lettered and competent a leader is, the higher his chances of providing solutions to problems confronting his people. The difference between the advanced society and the thrird world nations is simply in thirdlibre and quality of people they choose or elect as leaders.’
‘Hon. Adewale Temitope Adedeji without doubt symbolises and embodies the true change that Ifako Ijaiye Constituency l is in dire need of. It bears repeating that, this gentleman has the required character traits to turn things around through what he calls innovative parliamentary representation if given the opportunity to represent the good people of our state constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly’, the group noted
Honourable Adewale who thanked the concerned citizens of Ifako Ijaye constituency 1 led by Abdullahi Alabi, for visiting him after he made his intention known, to join the 2019 race into the Lagos State House Of Assembly.In his speech Honourable Adewale expressed his intention to bring a breath of fresh air and openness in his engagements with his constituency. In place of manifesto, he promised he would sign a social contract with the people.
He said, “I shall travel on a road less travelled by politicians in this clime; which is to sign a Social Contract with you instead of presenting an unrealistic manifesto. I am particularly interested in guiding and leading you to achieve your desired goals and not to reel out empty promises. What I owe you is to meet your needs to the best of my ability and to constantly tell you the truth, even if it hurts. This is what Social Contract entails”.
‘We shall in service to our constituents deploy creative energies, search for opportunities and leverage on profitable connections to attract meaningful development to our constituency’.
Given his enviable academic credentials and good understanding of what contemporary existential issues are, he is without doubt that he has the right skills and experience to enthrone a regime of innovative parliamentary representation.
The concerned citizens of Ifako-Ijaiye constituency 1 led by Abdullahi Alabi believes with Honourable Adewale Temitope Adedeji in the saddle, it would be a season of harvest of dividends of democracy for Ifako Ijaiye constituency l. To them, he clearly knows what the issues are and he equally has what it takes to find enduring solutions to the problems. Leadership entails identifying challenges and putting in place mechanisms for resolving them.