I am something, a lot of people may not like me as a politician because of my uniqueness and commitment to service. I am an artist, NNPC retiree, hotelier and a broadcaster. I am a philosophical writer and maybe, very vocal and too blunt to a fault and these people who don’t like me, I guess, is including you. I can’t betray or plan evil for my fellow being or any politician. But I am mostly called upon anytime anyone is in trouble that requires deep understanding. I am generous to a fault but I am the type that hardly gets similar favour or such reciprocation of love or needs from people. I’m mostly misunderstood unless engaged in intellectual discussions. I like playing and joking with people but most times, my face and mood depend on circumstances.
You must be a smart person, intelligent and ready to be honest in your presentation to get to my heart. I respect people and fear nobody but God. I don’t bootlick or fear death either but I dreaded sickness and poverty like a snake. I was told I have died many times as a child by my parent but I don’t even believe them at all, anyway.
I am a man of many parts, born during the civil war in Nigeria. My parents are from Ile Ife. I hate to lie, hate crime, cheat or hurt people and I hate to beg anybody more than necessary. If I’m hurt, I forgive easily, especially if my offender is quick to admit guilt and make a solemn pledge not to repeat it again. I easily trust and this has cost me a lot, now I learned and put things in the past behind me, I hate to see people hungry and I don’t care about who is angry with me because my name speaks much about my past and the first three letters of my name(Ola) is a testimony that all is going to be well around me, and I am the type that never loses focus about friends and relatives especially those who has invested in my heart, remain loving and committed to me despite my shortcomings but I don’t forgive liars or anybody who attempted my life. Woman, drinks and partying are secondary in my agenda.
I have been described as a man of superb taste and this extends to the kind of woman, car or building that can lure me to no avail. I am someone who makes a determined effort to achieve or stop something I consider negative because of my strong beliefs. I hate oppression hence I stepped into politics to join in stopping oppression. I have been a student unionist and engaged as a comrade in PENGASSAN while in NNPC. I have handled cheques worth billions for my country and sat on the board of multipurpose cooperative society that controls billions.
I hate poverty. I am in politics by the call to champion welfarism. I keep trying to make money legitimately to banish poverty around me, I wish to be a philanthropist. I am an entertainer and an artist for so many years, no scandal.
I hate hunger, I try to be a welfarist. I don’t drink or smoke. I am a Muslim but not a single hate I have for Christianity and others…
I was forced to check my dictionary for a better description of myself. I think of “Melancholy” and I discovered it to be an individual who tends to be analytical and detail-oriented, and they are deep thinkers and feelers. They are introverted and try to avoid being singled out in a crowd. A melancholic personality leads to self-reliant individuals who are thoughtful, reserved, and often anxious…
Now that you read this about me. Do you still need to listen to any rumour?
What do you think of me sir?
Hon Rotimi Makinde