People elected into position of authority have been advised to live up to expectations in the discharge of their duties, in order to justify the confidence repose in them by those who voted them into office.
The Ondo State Chairman of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions ( NASUEAI), Comrade Ogunsakin Bola Thaddeus, gave the advice at the Adeyemi College of Education (ACE), Ondo on Tuesday January 19, 2016, during the organisatiion of bye-election to fill the vacant post of Chairman of the institution's chapter of the association.
The post became vacant following the death of the immediate past Chairman of the Union in the College, Comrade Dominic Akinseye on 2 May, 2015.
The keenly contested election had four contenders, they were, Messrs. Adeagbo Paul Busayo; Akingbola Olusola Henry; Akinsanmi Oladele and Olatona Adewumi.
Announcing the result of the election held through the open ballot system, the State Secretary of NASUEAI, Comrade Alhaji Adewale Sanusi said Akingbola Olusola Henry polled 150; Adeagbo Paul Busayo, 60; Olatona Adewumi, 42 and Akinsanmi Oladele, 09. After announcing the result, the Ondo State NASUEAI Secretary, thereafter pronounced Comrade Akingbola OLusola Henry, as the winner of the election, having polled the highest votes in the exercise.
Speaking after the conclusion of the election, the Ondo State Chairman of NASUEAI , Comrade Ogunsakin Bola Thaddeus, commended members of the Union in the college for their orderliness and peaceful conduct.
While congratulating the winner,Comrade Akingbola Olusola for his success, he urged him to be magnanimous in victory by reaching out to his co-contestants in the interest of the Union.
He emphasis the need for unity and cooperation stating that the success of the new administration under the leadership of Akingbola could only produce positive result, when it enjoys maximum support and co-operation from members of the Union. Ogunsakin thanked the Management of ACE for the recognition given to the Union assuring that the association would continue to partner with it, in the task of moving the College to greater height.
Also speaking, the Ondo State Secretary of NASUEAI, comrade Adewale Sanusi, expressed satisfaction on the outcome of the election and lauded members of the Union who participated for not making it "a do or die affairs". While harping on the need for elected people to see their election as call to service and to exhibit the character of servant-leader, the NASUEAI scribe said it is through that attitude that they would be able to make impact and justify the confidence reposed in them.
He advised the new Chairman to live above board in the discharge of his duties and operate within the ambit of rules and regulations as stipulated in the union's code of conduct.
In his post election speech, the new Chairman, NASUEAI ,ACE branch, Comrade Akingbola Olusola Henry, thanked members of the Union for electing him and promised to chart a new course for the association.
Describing his victory as an act of God, Akingbola extend hands of fellow to his co-contestants and urged them to cooperate with him in the tSk of moving the Union to higher level. He promised to partner with the College Management in its efforts at achieving the vision of the College and gave assurance that his administration would give priority to welfare of members of the Union.
The high point of the event was the admission of oath of office on Comrade AKingbola Olusola by Comrade Adewale Sanusi who later presented him with certificate as the newly elected Chairman of the ACE branch of the Union.
The event held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Auditorium was witnessed by the former Ondo State Chaitrman of NASUEAI , Comrade Clement Ashiperi; State Organising Secretary of the Union, Comrade Paul Olutope; ACE Acting branch chairman of the Union, Comrade Babatunde Reuben as well as Comrade (Mrs) Esther Modupe Olowolagba to mention but few.