The personal assistant to Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman and a leading aspirant for Akinyele/Lagelu Federal constituency seat on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State in 2015, Hon. Olayinka Oladimeji Segelu, has described traditional rulers as custodians of people?s culture and societal values.
Segelu who was also a personal assistant in the Office of the Speaker of House of Representatives under Dimeji Bankole, stated this during the installation of Alhaji Rahman Adegboyega Lawal as the new Baale of Molunkan village Lalupon, Lagelu Local Government area of Oyo State.
The House of Reps hopeful hinted that traditional rulers are strategically positioned in the society and are in the best position to serve as a link between the government and the people at the grassroots in the design and formulation of programmes that will impact directly on the lives of the masses.??
He described the new Baale of Molunkan as a loving, accommodating and selfless leader, with the right exposure and connection to attract development to the community and its environs.
Olayinka Segelu at the occassion asked for the support of the traditional rulers, Baales, chiefs and the good people of Akinyele/ Lagelu Federal Constituency.
His words: “I am out to develop and build infrastructures and social amenities to create a better life for my people. We need a change in our constituency and I am presenting myself as the vanguard of the change. I can assure that I will not fail you. I promise to offer valuable and good representation that will guarantee total transformation of our constituency if elected in 2015. I have over seven years of experience as a Legislative Aide at the National Assembly. I intend to take advantage of my rich history, pedigree and experience to bring federal presence to Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency for the benefit of my people.”