Opinion….THE ESSENTIALS OF GBENGA POWER (1)
By Tajudeen Raji (Omo Olofamojo)
Occupying a public office in Nigeria over the years, has been attached with the good, the bad and the ugly.
The good in this context is that some leave indelible marks on those they were oppotune to serve, to others it is a tale of poor performance which gives them a bad remark from their constituents while the ugly aspects lingers on.
There have been numbers of people who have metamorphos from being a philanthropist, to impressive public servants.
About 12 years ago, I met this man who takes much pleasure in putting smiles on faces of people, especially the downtrodden that never thought of getting such privileges.
Am talking of no other person than one of the foremost illustrious sons of the state of harmony, Honourable Gbenga Oyekunle, popularly known as Gbenga Power.
An alumni of the famous Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Gbenga Power derives unimaginable pleasure in doing what others find very difficult to do which is dipping hands into his pockets for others to be happy and fulfilled.
There is no gain saying that his non governmental organisation, Gbenga Power Foundation has become an household name in Kwara State and beyond, owing to the multi million naira humanitarian gestures embarked upon on annual basis in the last 12 years.
From the provision of agricultural inputs to farmers, empowering women and youths, donation of food stuff to vulnerable families all year round such as Christmas, New,Year, Eid-el-Kabir ( ILEYA) Ramadan and Easter.
Honourable Gbenga Power is also known for his passion for education, as he had offered scholarships to over 5000 brilliant students who are from economically disadvantaged homes.
This Igbaja born philantropist is contesting for a seat in the hallowed Chambers of the House of Representatives under the platform of the African Democratic Congress, ADC.
The Ifelodun/Offa/ Oyun Federal Constituency candidate under the ADC has all it takes to unite the 3 Local Government Areas if given the mandate of representing them in the Green Chambers.
I call on all well-meaning people of Ifelodun Offa, Oyun Federal Constituency to give one of their own necessary support to emerge as the next Honourable member at the green hallowed Chambers in Abuja.
……To be continued
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