14th September, 2012
A foundation has been launched in the memory of Alhaji Abdul-Ganiu Olatunde Ajimotokan, a disciple of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, and member of the House of Representatives, representing Agege federal constituency on the platform of Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, in 1979.
The foundation tagged “A.G.O Ajimotokan Foundation” in memory of the late lawyer and Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Culture in Lagos State in the Alhaji Lateef Jakande administration, was inaugurated at Irepodun Primary School, Agege, recently.
Speaking at the occasion, the Executive Director of Legacy Rebirth Initiative, LRI , Bolaji Ajimotokan, said the foundation was chosen to seize the opportunity of the special remembrance prayer for his late father to unveil his pre-eminent initiative, LRI, which is been instituted on the basis of his desire to follow his political footsteps.
“As is already well known, the hallmark of Alhaji A.G.O Ajimotokan’s leadership included vision, credibility, integrity, courage and discipline among many others. He was also a leader who knew the way, went the way and showed the way. For him, the growth and development of the people was the highest calling of leadership.
“His actions, in his lifetime and even today, inspires me to dream more, learn more, do more and become more. And I think we can safely assert that he passes the final test of a leader, which is that he leaves behind him men and women, the conviction and the will to carry on.
“The LRI is, therefore, established to announce my intention to run for public office to serve the great people of Agege. We have all through the years been plagued with lack of leadership that hearkens to the desires, yearnings and aspiration of the people they govern. I am, therefore, offering myself as a candidate for public office in order to serve my people,” he said.