Today marks a momentous occasion as we bid farewell to a distinguished statesman, Honourable Gbenga Ogunkanmi, who has served Ayedire State Constituency with dedication and unwavering commitment in the 7th State House of Assembly. As I stand on the precipice of assuming the responsibility of representing our constituency in the 8th House of Assembly, I find myself reflecting on the incredible journey we have shared, and I am compelled to express my deepest appreciation for the profound impact you have had on my political career.
From the very beginning, you were not just a supporter, but a true mentor who believed in my potential when others doubted. I will forever be grateful for the pivotal role you played in shaping my ambitions, from lending your unwavering support during my bid for the National Association of Osun State Students’ (NAOSS) National Presidency, to the continued encouragement and guidance you provided throughout my pursuit of becoming a House of Assembly member, your unwavering belief in my potential has been a constant source of motivation.
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Beyond the political realm, our bond has grown into a cherished friendship built on trust, respect, and shared aspirations. Your wisdom, guidance, and unwavering belief in my abilities have been a guiding light during both the highs and lows of my journey. Your mentorship has not only helped me navigate the complex world of politics but has also instilled in me the values of integrity, empathy, and servant leadership.
Beyond our personal relationship, your contributions to Ayedire State Constituency have been nothing short of extraordinary. You have tirelessly championed the needs and aspirations of our constituents to the very best of your ability, leaving an indelible mark on their lives. Your determination to secure vital resources, and foster inclusive governance.
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As we bid you farewell and welcome a new era with the inauguration of the 8th House of Assembly, I want to express my deepest gratitude for your dedication and service to Ayedire State Constituency. I promise to build upon the strong foundation you have laid, working tirelessly to advance the interests of our constituency, amplify the voices of our people, and drive meaningful progress through inclusive governance.