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By Taiwo Idowu
In Ogun East Senatorial district of Ogun state, there is wide spread optimism among the people ahead of upcoming 2023 general elections. Like their compatriots in other parts of the country, they eagerly await the opportunity to elect their representative at the Senate, the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
One major event in recent times that elicits unusual enthusiasm within the political firmament of Ogun East, is the declaration of intention by Otunba Engineer Adewale Adenaike Ph.D., indicating that he will be seeking the support of his people to represent the District as a Senator in the 2023 National Assembly Elections.
A top member of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Engr. Adenaike, is a shining star and United Kingdom trained engineer with excellent pedigree in education, engineering, international public service, community service and philanthropy. He stands head and shoulder above other aspirants vying to represent Ogun East at the senate. There is no iota of doubt that Otunba Adenaike is the best person for the job of representing Ogun East in the Senate in 2023.
The people of Ogun East including political leaders, women groups, youth groups, professional bodies, thronged out in solidarity in their numbers dotting political attire of Engr. Adenaike during recent official visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Ogun State is another strong evidence that Ogun East Senatorial District now has decided where they stand. For all, Engr. Adenaike heralds a breath of fresh air in Ogun East political firmament ahead of 2023 elections.
With a global experience the spanning over 30 years including high level capacities in the United Kingdom, Otunba Adenaike will bring to bear good practices and best fit into his work as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that the good people of Ogun East will be proud to acknowledge as their representative.
With humane and humble disposition, Engr. Adenaike as attested by many in Ogun East ,who have had opportunity of interacting with him over the years confirm that he is focused on delivering best results for public good; dependable and reliable ally of the common man in all its ramifications and passionate about social justice and welfare of citizens. This values he has demonstrated as the Chairman of the largest private estate in Nigeria, Trademore Estate in Abuja.
As committed crusader for good governance and accountable leadership, he will work within precincts of legislative environment, lead towards the enactment of sustainable legislations that enhances public process and accountability in Nigeria. More so, the overall welfare and security of Ogun East will inform his legislative agenda in the Senate. He seek for initiation of impactful and sustainable pro-people focused projects in Ogun East.
Based on his service track and personal disposition, Ogun East Senatorial district will definitely be in safe hands with Otunba Adenaike as their representative in the Senate in 2023.
As a thoroughbred Engineer with international exposure in the United Kingdom’s public service, he will approach his duties as a Senator with engineering precision as the watch word. His impactful stewardship as Special Adviser on Projects, to the Honourable Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has further prepared him for such a time as this to provide Ogun East with well-grounded legislative stewardship in 2023.
There is no doubt that combination of track record of service in the UK and Nigeria since 1979, will be brought to bear on the legislative work as a Senator. As Nigeria moves to integrate international best practices in public policy design and law making; seeking to build knowledge based economy and adoption of service delivery and pragmatic leadership, many people in Ogun East believe that Engr. Adenaike fits the bill to provide responsive and cerebral representation at the Red Chambers.
Ogun East Senatorial awaits in anticipation the emergence of Dr. Adenaike as Senator under the auspices of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), with open hands ahead the 2023 elections. Men, women youths and students are ecstatic that a new dawn is now.
The emergence of coalisions of support groups in Ogun East drumming up leading the campaign for Engr. Otunba Adenaike emergence as the flag bearer of the APC as well as electing him as Senator for Ogun in 2023 election are indicative of this growing acceptance across all nooks and cranny of Ogun East.
Even before full-fledged political campaign begins, there are thousands of volunteers from all nooks and cranny of Ogun East canvassing for support for the Adewale Adenaike for 2023 Senate Project. The sense of commitment and passion displayed by these thousands of volunteers is inspired by shared vision and aspiration for a new dawn in Ogun East.
Taiwo Idowu, a Public Affairs Commentator writes from Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.