OPINION: CHIEF ALEXANDER AJIPE: EPITOME OF A DEMOCRAT & CHOICE OF THE PEOPLE

Since the beginning of our current democratic experience arising from the historic moments that gave birth to the official handing over of the reins of government by the last military junta to a democratically elected government led by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999 there has been few politicians who have managed to stand out in several aspects in the political domain.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu undoubtedly leads the pack while paving the way for the emergence of the next generation of exciting and progressive leaders in Lagos State and beyond. One of the most charismatic and sagacious leaders of the future following in the footsteps of political juggernauts in the history of the Nigeria is Chief Alex Ajipe, a consummate politician, businessman, positive change agent and champion of the masses.

Chief Alex Ajipe has since gained massive support and street credibility within his primary constituency and beyond.

Emerging from a humble beginning to occupying a formidable position in Nigeria’s political and commercial landscape is no easy feat and to say he has performed admirably well in piloting his political and business interests would be stating the obvious.

His popularity and mainstream acceptance stems from the fact that despite his enviable position he still manages to come across as a regular neighbourhood person with his humility, intelligence, quick wit and support for the downtrodden in society.

In every street and neighbourhood in Ondo State and his Constituency, people talk about him with obvious awe and open admiration. To many, he is proof that great people can come from such a simple and rustic background. He is generally acknowledged as being one of the best things to have happened to Ondo State in recent times.

His dynamism, optimism and “Can-Do” approach to challenges has helped him to overcome many hurdles and achieve many milestones in whatever capacity he has found himself.

Chief Alexander Ajip’s charm and sincere manner usually comes as a pleasant surprise to many meeting him for the first time. His deep knowledge and experience puts him on an equal footing with many of his peers some of who may have been involved in politics longer than him.

As a good listener and results-oriented personality his interests usually lies in how best to serve his Senatorial better and also create a lasting political legacy that his teeming supporters and followers can identify with for years to come if given the opportunity to truly serve.

Greatness is indeed a factor attained by a select few and Chief Alex Ajipe has rightfully earned the right to be counted amongst one of the leading lights of our current democratic dispensation. If only we had more like him within the political and business arena then Nigeria would indeed have achieved her potential greatness by now!

*I Stand With*Chief Alex Ajipe Ondo North Senate 2023

*Written: Not Too Young to Rule Editorial Department.

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