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Who is Omooba Segun Adewale, (OSA)?

Over a half century gone by, like every other son and daughter of Yewa-Awori land, I was born into the illustrious family of the late Alfred Oladipo Adewale of fragrant memories, and Iyalode Susannah Adewale, who hails from a royal family in Itoro, in Yewa South Local Government of Ogun State. I'm fondly called OSA, an acronym of all my names, and I'm destined to add value to people's lives. I obtained my Advanced Level and First Higher National Diploma certificates respectively from the prestigious Ogun State Polytechnic, (now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuts.)
 I later followed up, upon further studies, with a Post-Graduate Diploma, (PGD), in Management and Master of Business Administration,(MBA), both obtained from the Lagos State University, (LASU.) I am also an outstanding earner of a prized Community Development Certificate from the United States of America, (USA.) Apart from my string of educational qualifications, which ultimately sharpened my skills and competence as a thoroughbred Advertising and Marketing professional, I am a Fellow of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, (APCON,) and a recipient of Advertising and Branding Certificate from the VEGA Brand Communications School, South Africa. In order to pursue my interest in community and youth development, I founded the YES INITIATIVE, (Yewa/Awori Engagement Strategy Initiative,) whose membership is drawn from young and like minds, desirous of liberating our people from the social, economic, and political inequalities our country has suffered, due to many years of marginalization. In 2004, I established a foundation, OSA Foundation, in an attempt to redress the plethora of mal-conditions and societal difficulties prevalent in YEWA Land. Over the last ten years, OSA has been responsible for giving free medical assistance to its community, by procuring the services of medical doctors to consult with patients throughout the Ogun West enclave, diagnose their ailments, and supply free drugs for their treatment. The free medical service, which runs every month, has continued to reach and heal thousands of people throughout the region. OSA has also assisted many people, and in particular, indigent students, to pay their school fees; elders, to pay for their house rents and other needful, and has given sundry financial assistance to many needy families. The OSA Foundation, since inception, has distributed tens of thousands of exercise books to students, and is in the process of establishing a vocational training scheme for youths in Ogun West. From structuring empowerment programmes, specifically designed for women, to supplying borehole equipment to needy areas, the OSA Foundation has risen to the challenge of improving the living conditions of the people in YEWA Land as a whole. My modest wealth of experience and achievements at home and away, are fact-finding evidence that comfortably position me as a humble, resourceful, and successful manager of men and resources. Why I am in the race! Having come to the realization that there is a limit to how much I can do within my limited resources, to make the people of my constituency live a life bereft of want and squalor, I have decided to offer myself as an agent that could use his connections and wealth of experience to re-channel Nigeria's vast and immeasurable commonwealth, to address their needs. I want to use the apparatus of government to combat poverty and social inequality, with the intent of driving home sustainable social-economic growths and development. It breaks my heart, seeing hundreds of thousands of people roaming the street of Yewa land in hunger and abject poverty. It could have been me! I see millions of our youths out of school without jobs, and anyone among them could have been me! I see hundreds of hapless men and women without roof over their heads, and I never stop thinking it could have been me! When I hear about parents who cannot even afford to send their children to school, to acquire basic education, it grieves my heart because it could have been me! And when those who have, cannot get the best quality of life for their children, I feel their pains because I know it could have been me! Those thousands of energetic brilliant minds inadvertently turned touts and miscreants, because of no capacity building, they could have been me! When nursing mothers die because of poor medical facilities, I am touched because it could have been “me”! When I see thousands of civil servants sacrifice all their inner strengths and yet have nothing to show for it after many years of toiling, it never fails to dawn on me that it could have been me! Yes, it could have been me! Let’s build our people! In the face of my contributions to the socio-economic development of Yewa land, I call upon my people to join hands with me to do more for the land of our birth. I want them to stand behind my mission to make our dear Yewa land a better home for us to live in. This is my mission. This is the reason I will be running for the position of Member, Federal House of Representatives, representing Egbado South/Ipokia Federal Constituency in Ogun State, come 2019, under the ACCORD PARTY. Why Accord Party? Accord Party is new in Ogun State. I have however found out that most members of Accord Party are a group of people who share common beliefs and aspiration about how to guarantee the greatest good for the greatest majority of our people as a party. ACCORD is committed to providing Ogun people with credible political agenda that can qualitatively transform our lives for the better. I therefore find the party a ready and veritable platform to actualize my age-long aspiration of serving my people. Let’s run the race together As the saying by our forefathers goes, a tree cannot make a forest. Therefore, I need your support and your votes to empower me to do more for the land of our birth. Please join hands with me in the movement for good governance. Share your thoughts with me on how we can make this work. Stand behind my mission to make our dear Yewa land a better home for us all to live in.

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