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Obasanjo To Gov Adeleke: “As You Dance, Ensure You Are Working


Obasanjo To Gov Adeleke: “As You Dance, Ensure You Are Working

Olusegun Obasanjo, the former president, has counselled Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun State, to continue working while also dancing.

Speaking during the opening of a VIP lodge in Osogbo on Sunday, May 12, 2024, Obasanjo advised Adeleke, who went by the nickname “dancing governor” due to his passion for dancing.

Bringing up a private discussion he had with the governor, Obasanjo introduced himself as Adeleke’s dance partner and threw down the gauntlet to unite the state’s Peoples Democratic Party and enact excellent policies that would benefit people.

“Some people once despised you, calling you a mere dancer. In reply, I told them that it is only happy people that dance. From now on, you are my dancing partner,” Obasanjo said.

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“What I have heard and seen since three days that I have been here if there is anyone doubting you, bring the person to your state to see for himself or herself. If you remember that at one time, I called you on the phone and I said ‘Don’t stop dancing’ but I added that, as you are dancing, ensure you are working.

“If I tell you that I don’t know what happened before you get to government, I will be telling a lie. But you did something last week Sunday that I appreciate. You called the leaders of your party together. I am happy that you called them and brought them together. Senator Olu Alabi is here, ex-governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola is here and Fatai Akinbade too

“You should bring everyone on board. That is the best thing to do. I have talked to two out of the three of them. It is a good move, which is not only good for your party, but for the state and the country. You said government is a continuum; you also said you are working on all abandoned projects; may God crown your efforts

“Anywhere our paths cross, we will dance and rejoice. If anybody wants to abuse us, they should go ahead. In project management, there is no end to it, you have to prioritise within priorities. I am happy that you are taking them one after the other. You have to be honest with your conscience, with the people and with your God. You have to be a man of character.”

A Gentle Reminder: Every obstacle is a stepping stone, every morning; a chance to go again, and those little steps take you closer to your dream.

Nnamdi Okoli

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