Obasanjo, a champion for good governance, says Governor Abiodun

The Governor of Ogun State Prince Dapo Abiodun, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as champion for good governance as well as leading voice in the quest for political emancipation

Penpushing reports that Abodun made this known on Tuesday at a lecture which was part of activities to mark Obasanjo’s 87th birthday held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

The titled of the lecture is ‘Quality Leadership and Inclusive Democracy as Catalysts for Development in a Strife-ridden World’, and in addition to his speech Abiodun acknowledged the former President for being deeply connected to his roots, and praised him for being a respected democratic leader globally.

‘Baba has become a world-respected democratic leader, a detribalised Nigerian, and a Pan-African whose passion and vision is for Africa that is being led by quality leadership for the desired economic development’.

‘Baba is deeply connected to his roots. Baba’s passion for his culture and tradition is unparalleled. Baba remains the leading voice in his quest for political emancipation, good governance, anti-corruption and social justice,” he said.

Penpushing further reports that the Chairman of the occasion, Goodluck Jonathan who was a former President in his welcome speech pointed out that access to justice, quality of elections, and tribalism are some of the factors working against quality leadership in Africa.

The former President pointed out that there was a need to look at the issues of winner-takes-it-all in politics, observing that when a president is elected, he isn’t just the president of his party alone, but a president of all.

Penpushing also reports that Jonathan emphaised that whenever a serving president brings a member of the opposition on board his team, it tends to bring quality and inclusiveness into governance.

The former President of Slovenia and the Chairman of Club De Madrid, Danilo Turk, in his remarks disclosed that the club is currently involved in establishing a body that will look at fighting corruption around the world.

Penpushing reports that Turk added that the club will not get tired in its quest to ensure that democracy succeeds around the world, noting the need to always give the people a choice, stressing that democracy should be beyond the elite in any country.

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