By Dr Alatise Kumapayi
It is axiomatic that in politics and administration, effective communication and charismatic lifestyle are two most essential qualities of a successful leader. What truly discerns a performing leader, is the knack to captivate and inspire his constituents through his actions, deeds, and accomplishments.
A critical evaluation of the achievements of the Executive Chairman, Ajoni Local Council Development Area, Hon Prince Michael Ogungbemi popularly known as PMO lent credence to the fact that he is a performing and charismatic leader. In actions and deeds, he has proven to be an asset, dedicated and focused leader, who has consistently strived to make positive impacts in the society.
Periscoping his exploits as a pioneer first democratically elected Chairman of Ajoni Local Council Development Area, an ardent follower of Prince Ogungbemi must have ascertained that he possesses the innate ability to connect with people from all walks of life seamlessly. He had through his magnetic personality and charismatic nature etched himself in the hearts of his people by being inclusive in all his dealings. In any town hall meeting, or a public rally, Ogungbemi’s ability to inspire and motivate his constituents remains unmatched. His unwavering dedication to public service has made him a darling of many, and a young stock of politician being projected as a future super star.
Communication is the cornerstone of any successful government. Prince Michael Ogungbemi is a master of the game. He is well imbued with exceptional oratory skills. He fondly makes powerful and persuasive speeches that resonate with the masses. He has ability to articulate complex issues in a fathomable manner and ensures that his message reaches a wide audience, fostering understanding and unity. This places him in a vantage position in relating well with all categories of people, especially people from the local steads. His listening skills and empathetic approach have reinforced the cord of relationship between him and his constituents, thereby fostering effective representation and responsive governance in his council.
The Ajoni Council boss is not just a captivating speaker, he is also an accomplished leader, who consistently delivers on his promises. He has a proven track record of implementing enduring policies and initiatives that address the needs of his people. He is an impressive champion of social justice reforms. The economic policies he had spearheaded in terms of execution of developmental projects are superb. His giant strides in the areas of Education, Security, Job Creation, Human Capacity Development, Youth Development and Sport infrastructure, Health Advocacy, Community Development, Culture and Values to mention but a few are setting a template for good governance. These well adumbrated progressive policies are evidence of the tangible improvements being witnessed across the council in the last 18 months that he has been at the helms of affairs. His pragmatic approach to leadership distinguishes him from his peers. He is truly a primus -inter- pares in the local government politics and administration in Ekiti State and Nigeria.
Hon. Ogungbemi understands the importance of collaboration and consensus-building in achieving meaningful changes. He actively seeks partnerships and alliances with a wide range of international NGOs across the globe to drive development and forge alliances for the greater good of the citizens. His inclusive approach ensures that diverse perspectives are considered, leading to well-rounded and effective policies. By fostering a culture of cooperation, Hon. Ogungbemi has gained the respect and support of colleagues, making him an influential force within the political landscape.
A performing politician is one with capacity and ability to captivate, inspire, and deliver on his promises. With a mixture of outstanding charisma, effective communication skills, track record of accomplishments, and collaborative approach, Hon. Michael Ogungbemi has proven that he’s an exemplar and perfect fit for Transformatory leadership and good governance. His dedication to effective service delivery and ability to connect with constituents on a personal level, makes him an invaluable asset to the society. As he continues to strive to make more meaningful impacts in the lives of the people on the political stage, his imprints will undoubtedly be felt for years to come.