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… As Democratic Forum Leadership Says Congratulations.

The great philosopher, Aristotle once said that “Happiness lies in virtuous activity which is contemplative.” A life therefore, bereft of such cognitive and rigorous epistemic interrogation would hardly be elevated to the pedestal that Aristotle postulated.

All great leaders are unique yet bound by definitive attributes – clarity of purpose, deep-rooted humanity, sense of equity and justice, and intellect.

They lead the world and people to new thought patterns, inspire belief, drive innovations, discountenance divisiveness, and reform retrogressive ideologies.

Think of the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln, Kwame Nkrumah, Nnamdi Azikiwe and Michael Okpara. Born at different points in time, vastly differing on both genotypic and phenotypic basis,raised differently and faced different challenges, yet left similar indelible prints on the sands of time.

OTUNBA JIMI ADEBISI LAWAL is a scion from the stock of these great leaders with his unmistakable solidity of character, strength of conviction and suitability to evolving times. Without equivocation, Otunba Jimi Lawal personifies and exudes uncommon and incredible humaneness and kindness.

OTUNBA JIMI LAWAL, as the world was blessed on this day decades ago with a detribalized Nigerian, a bridge builder, human capital development and an ICON of Politics in the true sense of the word.

Your birthday, to us, is a reminder of the impact you have had and continue to have on our generation, your life depicts the fact that a life can only be said to be worthwhile on when it is lived for the sake of others, the sacrifices you have made towards ensuring a better society in the midst of a peaceful coexistence can never be overemphasized.

As you mark the occasion of your birthday today, we also cease the opportunity to also appreciate you for everything you do for humanity.

Dear Father, Leader, Mentor, Teacher, Counselor, and Captain of HERALD OF MODERN POLITICS, On behalf of the Conveners of DEMOCRATIC FORUM, OMO’BA SODRUDEEN AYODEJI and HON. OLAGOKE KUYE, Executives ably led by OKUNOWO OLAMIDE AFOLASADE and Members of the forum heartily join the millions of well-wishers across the length and width of the world to thank you for your service to our Ogun State and Nigeria as a country.

We hope you have many more years to keep up the good work, thank you for your brave and fearless leadership.

Please know that word alone can not express our joy of been part of the multitude who stand to celebrate this great icon OTUNBA JIMI LAWAL, indeed you’re a great leader whose impression will never be wiped from the shores of Ogun State and Nigeria at large, you’ve been a Leader with rear and distinguished personality, character and capability, And we pray the lord guide and keep you to fulfill purpose.

We hope that you have a day of joy and rest on your birthday. You are a fantastic role model for the political landscape of the State and all those seeking to understand how to make an impact with their life. Thank you for your service and happy birthday!

Congratulations to a leader with gilttering political skills inspect of structuring and creativity, innovation and good leadership experience.

Dear OTUNBA JIMI LAWAL, as we celebrate you today, we urge you never to relent in your quest for a greater Nigeria and a better society. You have our supports and prayers even as you are poised to do more.

“Do not count the candles, but see the light they give. Don’t count your years but the life you live. Happy Birthday”


Adejola Adeyemi Crown
Director of Media,
Democratic Forum.

Wednesday 21st September, 2022.