Since the news started rolling out about your much-vaunted 2023 Presidential ambition, many have been caught with unprecedented fever, and this is not unexpected, because whenever you sneeze, everywhere catches cold. But, that is not the big deal now, because you do not wallow in how you’ve made many in the social, economic and political terrains; it’s about your coming of age as a septuagenarian today, March 29, 2022.
Akanbi, Omo Olodoode, my gregarious leader of no mean status, Jagaban Borgu!, aside all other honours, awards and recognitions from left, right and centre, is 70 today. You have been there, done that and you deserve all accolades as a man of many attributes. As you turn 70 eventful years on earth today, my indefatigable leader does not look an inch a man that counts and looks back on his antecedents for pecuniary reasons, because you are someone that God has genuinely made to give mankind a reason to live in peace, harmony and co-habitation. Asiwaju, you have the undeniable credit of not just following where a path may lead, instead, you find where there is no path and make sure you walk it and leave a trail. You have shown over the years that your kind of leadership is about discovering and unlocking people’s potentials to become better which in essence defines you as someone who values results and not just mere attributes.
When you launched out as a politician in 1992, little did you know that you were on a journey to change the political landscape in Nigeria. Well over two decades now, you have brightened and continues to brighten the landscape of Nigerian politics and you are still not yet done.
At 70, baami Akanbi, you are eminently qualified to be Nigeria’s next President, all things being equal, and your moving train towards Aso Rock can never be confronted by any one born of woman except the Almighty. As an undisputed kingmaker on all divides, you have made so many in many spheres too numerous to mention and I can state without fear or favour that I have been a beneficiary of such grace. The question that’s been raging lately on the lips of many, especially the lovers of ‘omo Olodoode’ now is: Who says a kingmaker cannot be a king himself?
As you celebrate your special day today, I wish you sound health and more wisdom in leading us more.
On behalf of my entire organization, I, King Wasiu Ayinde Mashal, (K1 The Ultimate), wish you more fruitful and eventful years on earth, as you trudge on in your quest to become Nigeria’s next President.
Happy birthday my Leader!