Eyitayo Jegede and the Cacaphony of Akure Agenda By Richard Adura-Ilesanmi


For the past 5 years, I have been having encounter with the former Ondo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Eyitayo Jegede, SAN through interviews or at official gatherings.
There is no doubt that his gentlemanly but brilliant, cerebral, intelligent and of course, his power of articulation are something to behold. In fact, he has endeared himself to many with his cool appearance and his legal acumen which signals his capacity to rule any state not even leaving Nigeria at large behind.

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Yesterday, this gentleman resigned his appointment and threw his hat into the ring of the race to the Alagbaka government house amidst jubilation, which is evident among his people who rolled out the drums that one of their very own will finally break the jinx of not having the opportunity to rule the state.

In all fearness, I cannot claim ignorance of the different musics of self-induced agenda currently renting their political air in the nooks and crannies of the state. But the loudest agenda seems to have, by all indications, been favoured within the Peoples Democratic Party but not without the backing of the incumbent governor.
Eyitayo Jegede, SAN is indeed a marketable and sellable product in any political market. His bank of morality and character is not in red in whatever form. His personality and qualification are compelling and appealing. But I’m compelled to advice the marketers and promoters of this wonderful product to isolate him from Akure or whatever agenda.
Eyitayo Jegede SAN
Instead, they should focus more on his personality, clean bill of health, uncommon capacity and passion to re-write the story of Ondo state like no other. His attachment to one agenda, from my observation, is attracting some dimension of criticism and hatred.
Although God is the ultimate kingmaker, Jegede is not an Akure agenda but Ondo state agenda. This should, therefore, be the only song that his promoters should be singing.
Ti gbogbo wa Atayo ooo!!!
However, I belong to nobody; I belong to everybody!
Adura-Ilesanmi is a Journalist, Writer, Blogger, Public Affairs Analyst and Social Commentator.

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