Adelabu Charges Professionals, Academia and Technocrats to Participate in Politics


The APC gubernatorial Aspirant during 2019 Election in Oyo State, Oloye Adebayo Adelabu has admonised professionals, Technocrats and Academia to make gear shift into active politics in the country.

Adebayo Adelabu disclosed this at the special roundtable reviewing session of the book written by the late political tycoon, Alhaji Adegoke Adelabu Penkelemesi in 1952 titled “African In Ebullition” in the light of contemporary political and governance issues.

The event was held at the Olusola Sanu Center for Euro – African Studies, Lead City University Ibadan ( LCU-CEAS ), and chaired by Ambasador Yemi Farounbi, in conjunction with the Ibadan school for politics and governance.

The book crops of intellectual reviewers and debaters include Professor Alaba Ogunsanwo, Professor Ayo Olukotun, Professor Tayo Adeshina and Barister Edem Ossai. Goodwill messages were also presented by Oloye Lekan Alabi, the chairman of Adegoke Adelabu foundation, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, a grandson of the author, Chief Mrs Olabisi Sangodoyin, a grassroot politician and Mr Jide Sanu, the son of Late Ambasador Olu Sanu.

Delivering the welcome address was the Vice Chancellor of Lead City University, Professor Aderemi Adeyemo while the Pro-Chancelor and Proprietor of the university, Professor Jide Owoeye also graced the highly intellectual event. Dr Tunde Oseni was the moderator.

Speaking at the event, Adelabu, urged them to make active participation in the political process, and see it as an avenue to better lives.

“Having served in top positions in both the private and public sector as Executive Director in the largest Bank in Nigeria, First Bank and as Deputy Governor of the CBN, i believe the least I can do is to dedicate the rest of my life to serve humanity. How can you serve humanity? Beyond philanthropic efforts of assisting and supporting the less priviledged, you must take part in politics at any of the various levels available depending on your political appetite. The least you can be is to be a registered voter. You can also be an active member of a political party or an aspirant to a political office. This provides a bigger platform to serve humanity and impact more people” Adelabu said.

According to Chief Adelabu, the book African In Ebullition written by his Grandfather Alhaji Adegoke Adelabu in 1952 about 68 years ago is still relevant till today.

“I have read the book very well from first page to last and If government can implement what is inside the book, Nigeria will not be where we are today because 90 percent of the problems facing the country today would have been solved”


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