Elections will soon take place in some states in South West
Nigeria but even at my age I should not just seat down and be
I am very much interested in the future of three States whose
fortunes could decide the continued existence of the nation
called Nigeria. If we fail to act now, we will live to regret
The elections are here. Who should you vote for? Why should you
vote for him? Everyone is talking about CHANGE..CHANGE….CHANGE..
But are they fully aware what this would means to government and
what a drastic change could cause the people?
Today I want to begin with Osun State where the campaign has
heated up seriously.
Please note that this is my opinion and I stand by it. You do
not have to agree with me but, who knows we might strike a
beautiful chord, ‘PEACE, LOVE AND GOODWILL TOWARDS MEN’.
It is my belief that we should give an incumbent a re-election
mandate on the provision that he has performed well in order to
guarantee security and non violent credible elections. The first
term should be used to assess his ability to fulfill his
It is in this light that I want to suggest that we vote for the
person not the party because a performing Governor or President
must from the day he is sworn in be the people’s man.
Is it not our fathers who say ‘If you give a mad man a hoe, he
will till the land to himself’; but they also say ‘You do not
kill the he goat for being naughty’. Nobody is perfect and we
should not expect every leader to be.
In Osun State I will stick myself out for Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
I have made it clear even to him that I do not like his politics
but I like his policies and for that I continue to support him
not his party.
It is necessary to know that in our political system no one can
aspire to leadership position unless he gangs up with people of
diverse characters. To some politicians this could be a case of
the end justifying the means and you may find a people-oriented
Governor among a pack of wolves.
To me Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola fits that bill because of the
infrastructural developments that have taken place in the State.
You do not have to be told that Osun State has no industries.
Even the Steel Rolling Mills in Oshogbo is nothing to write home
about. However nobody can take away the Tourism potentials of
this historic land mass. Nobody can claim ownership of this
‘product’ from the people. Nobody can take the beautiful TOURISM
FACE OF OSUN from her.
The old face of Osun State tourism was not accessible because of
bad roads and poor infrastructures. Now Osun can boast of an
Industry that will outlive many generations as long as there is
peace and unity among the people.
We must not forget the devastations caused by political rivalry
in many parts of the world. There should be no do or die
politics in the South West. For me Aregbesola has secured his
mandate with the people of Osun. Tourism development needs
peace, love and unity to thrive. We do not need a change to some
one or a new party. After all they all have the same
manifesto….ALL FOR TALK..CHOP FOR FEW…