THE PACESETTER, HERE LIES THE CUTTING EDGE.
When Mr Yinka Adelabu posited and made this submission, while making a public comment,:
“New Lagos can never be in Oyo State. It is like asking the wise senior to learn from excellent junior.
Wisdom is from the above. Excellence radiates from within. Oyo State is the home of the pacesetters. We set the pace in development which Lagos labors to be excellent about. The emergence of Bayo Adelabu is a Reawakening of the Pacesetting strides of Oyo State. The current Executive Governor in the state has set many paces obvious to the seeing people.
The oncoming Governor would build upon the pacesetting achievement.
Wisdom is seedless plant. It may be grown wherever it appears. It can never be voluntarily produced. Herein lies the cutting edge of Bayo Adelabu, the grandson of the Literary father of Nigeria, Hon Adegoke Adelabu”
I was not then thinking of anything but the word PACESETTER, and not only the word but the in depth intuitions formed and developed in tabling such apt and truest fact on why we need to build upon the pacesetting achievements that place the State above her counterparts in this our dear country, and of which the ball has been set rolling by the incumbent, obvious to the seeing people, plus/minus politics. And as well, the above position of Mr Yinka Adelabu has well defined the stand of Oyo State in developmental process and the more reason why we need to build upon the paces set by the transformation government which are well obvious to the seeing people.
It is very notable that the new Nigeria we all sit with today, kicks start her process here in Western Region which had Ibadan as the heart of governance and centre of political activities, with some achievers and foresight people in leadership position then, with all of them being renowned politicians, philosophers, orators, leaders that time; Hon. Adegoke Gbadamosi Adelabu (Penkelemesi), Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chief S L Akintola, and host of others.
Then, I put it as a poser that, are there any major things named first in Nigeria, and Oyo State won’t next the comma in front of those major things mentioned?
Thus, why are we not rolling on the first again? And where does the cutting edge of our pacesetting lies?
Here lies the cutting edge of our pacesetting, BAYO ADELABU, a dynamic, articulate, transformative, promising politician, who is embedded with qualities that are backed up with skills, experiences, intelligence, integrity, with instincts, all combined together.
As it best defines his altruistic nature, Wayne W. Dyer asserts “When you are able to shift your inner awareness to how you can serve others, and when you make this the central focus of your life, you will then be in a position to know true miracles in your progress toward prosperity”, and Bayo Adelabu sees prosperity as a measure of what you give and not what you have.
No doubt about him further raising the bar of good and quality governance, makes our economic viable and attractive, makes industrialisation a push for economic growth and development, reflection of the needs and wishes of the masses, making social welfare a panacea in achieving social security, peace and order(as peace is a sine qua non for development), effective utilization of human resources blessed with the state, and host of other qualities and benefits of making the paradigm shift through him.
I was motivated to pour out the above while reading through a post, which was also projecting the aspiration and candidacy of Bayo Adelabu for 2019, a comment flip through my eyes, draw a connection to my mind, then send a request to make use of for some literariness, and thank you for granting me the request to volley on Mr Yinka Adelabu.
As I note sometime ago that, ‘Those who ache rake will break because he (Bayo Adelabu) is not a raging fire that can be hidden but a smoke that must be seen and felt by all and sundry.
RIDE ON AND KEEP THE FLAG FLYING, AGBAAKIN PARAKOYI OF IBADANLAND AND DEPUTY GOVERNOR CBN, ADEBAYO ADEKOLA ADELABU.
Akintunde Yusuf Akinloye