Why Sharafadeen Alli Deserves Your Vote In Oyo South By Isiaka-kehinde

We don’t need a knowledge of Mathematics here,  the race is not what is required in plato’s academy,  as  he scribbles on its entrance ” Let no one without a knowledge of Mathematics enter here “.
We need to go beyond that, now that the people  Of Oyo South Senatorial district want to proof to the world like Van Maurison  does in his album” They have got the power “. Yes, it’s not going to be decided by financial  muscles. People’s votes are the powers ! Voting as  sage aptly says ” is not only your right but your power “. the power to  make  reasonable choices .
Here are some of the five cardinal qualities the people of Oyo South  must be on the look out for in a candidate, to make the right choice of a Senator to protect their  interests at the upper Chambers   in the forthcoming elections.
 Let’s begin with the 3Cs , competence, character and  capability to do the job . As Allan Simpson says ” without character, nothing else matters ” .
Noble Character has sufficiently equipped Barrister Sharafadeen Alli to stay in the political  turbulence  consistently for  the past three decades plus unhurt.   The magic  is,  he relates amicably with  both the leaders and lackeys in the political arena and treat both with deserving respect.
The Character trait doesn’t start with politics, it’s only a mean to an end . It’s the shackless character that made people to point him out and honour him in 1992 as the great Ambassador of Kuti Hall as he was  awarded by the National coucil of Islamic youth organisations  in Nigeria same year among others .
Value shapes human progress. Dynamisim of the People who have been  noticing his extraversion personality made them to stand  staunchly behind and elected him in 2013  as the president of ” Omo Ajorosun ” an Ibadan based social club ,in a keenly contested election.
It will  also be recalled that in April 1998, , he was elected to represent the good people of Oyo South Senatorial district under the defunct UNCP but by Jove was not sworn in due to the military incursion that period.  May be by now,  people have been beckoning on him to go for another higher post.
Personal value  ,which  Olusegun  Oladiipo describes as ” person’s driving force”  and the inherent capacity to lead pushed him to the envious position of the  PDP state secretary  at age 36 and was  made the State acting Chairman by September 1999.
 Due to the voice of the people who are earnestly  calling  on him to serve , he was the deputy Governorship candidate of the Labour Party in 2015 and the Governorship candidate of the zlp in 2019 whose Coalition threw up Governor Seyi Makinde as the unanimous candidate and he won overwhelmingly due to the support the Coalition gave  to him.
In a nutshell,  when one is adequately prepared to serve , he is  sufficiently equipped with experience and he  meets the opportunity to be called by his people,  the great Roman philosopher, Lucius Seneca reminds us that our great expectation should  be victory.
Funnily enough, Whilst it’s apparent  that  one candidate  from other party  is  foised on the people as a “Spur of the moment ” to settle political scores when the door was banged on him in Oyo cental,  he ran to test waters in Oyo South. In the same vein, another candidate thought naively though, that without political experience,  his parent’s name  is enough to  earn him the victory.  People will prove them  flat out wrong !
No doubt, the only person close to and is  trusted by the electorates,  well prepared and eminently qualified  for the  seat is no  other than Barrister Sharafadeen Alli,  the Maye Balogun of Ibadan land. Let’s hope  for the best. With  God,  all things are possible.
Watch out for the concluding part of this  series soon.
Isiaka-kehinde writes from Ibadan.

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