Alex Ajipe: Strides of a loyal ambassador

While the resounding Victory of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN and his running mate Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa will be told and recounted in years to come by all and sundry within and outside the confines of the Sunshine State, the activities and sheer gallantry of some enigma and amazing personalities will always be remembered for their laudable contributions towards this Victory.

People like Chief (Dr) Alex Oluremi Ajipe, whose contributions to both the success of the Akeredolu led administration in Ondo State and also the re-election bid cannot be forgotten in a jiffy. Among the numerous key supporters of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, he stands unique and special, all as a result of his selfless and courageous push to adding value to the Akeredolu led administration in Ondo State Chief (Dr) Alex Oluremi Ajipe is one of Nigeria’s embodiments of hope, determination and promise. In his private life, he is a business mogul, mentor of youths, advocate of good governance and a community leader, while in public life, he is a philanthropist, a high performing technocrat with over two decades of experience in Business management, Public Relation Consultancy and Policy formulation.

Alex is an icon in the field of Public and Investor relations in the present day economy, playing a very critical role in the industrialization of South-West Nigeria. He parades heavy scholarly records that gleam unabated in the atmosphere of moral, business and academic excellence Contributing his quota to the re-election bid and eventual success of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN and his running late Hon. Lucky Ayedatiwa, Chief Alex Ajipe was responsible for birthing the popular Ibi Giga Ambassadors.

The idea of Ibi Giga Ambassadors was mooted by Chief Alex Ajipe for the primary aim of projecting the unrivalled achievements of Governor Akeredolu and ultimately actualize his second term aspiration. Ibi Giga was convened by Alex Ajipe midway into the first term tenure of Aketi and the group successfully took the gospel of Aketi to the nooks and crannies of Ondo State. Without being immodest, Ibi Giga Ambassadors group has truly endeared Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to an average electorate in Ondo State through its many supportive initiatives.

Ibi Giga Ambassadors had set out early on a mission to achieve the re-election of Governor Akeredolu even long before the real political foot soldiers of APC had thought it necessary to roll out plans for same purpose. The convener of the foremost campaign group for the re-election of Akeredolu, Chief Alex Ajipe had in June 2020 donated some branded vehicles to aid the mobilization of party faithful and the electorates. The group had also went a step further by joining some members of Ondo State House of Assembly to raise N35 million, out of which a cheque of N22.5 million was presented to Governor Akeredolu to obtain the APC 2020 Expression of Interest and Nomination forms ahead of the July 20, 2020 governorship primaries.

Ibi Giga Ambassadors in achieving this assembled a formidable team to manage and coordinate its affairs. The group has Professor Lanre Olu-Adeyemi as its Director General with Barrister Alaba Eniola-Ajipe as the Deputy Director General. The duo of Yinka Salard Akinterinwa and Dapo Daramola have since taken charge as the head of the media think-tank. In addition, the group had empowered hundreds of Ondo residents and it had also rolled out palliative relief packages for its members while coronavirus pandemic lockdown was biting the most.

In its proactive bid to ensure a landslide victory for Governor Akeredolu in the July primary election as well as during the October 10, gubernatorial contest; Ibi Giga Ambassadors which is the foremost political platform in Ondo State had approved the appointment of Coordinators and Administrative Secretaries for all the 203 Wards in the state. The Coordinators were charged to engage in aggressive mobilization of people in their domains towards the re-election of Arakunrin Akeredolu.

They were also enjoined to publicize the achievements of Aketi, mostly in the areas of industrialization, infrastructure, Health, Education and Agriculture. The coordinators and administrative secretaries were likewise charged to dedicate their energy and expertise towards ensuring the success of Akeredolu’s re-election project, a task which they were able to successfully achieve.

Furthermore the CEO of Klick Konnect international network and Convener of the Ibi Giga Ambassadors, Chief Alex Olufemi Ajipe also saw to the donation of some branded behind towards the success of the Akeredolu re-election bid.

These branded vehicles in their numbers would later prove effective in enhancing the Mobilization and Campaign for the Governor’s second term. Also through the intentional and strategic planning of the group, Chief Alex Olufemi Ajipe led the group to a rigorous house to house campaign exercise where it acutely mobilized its members across the 18 local government areas of the state to push the re-election agenda of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN.

Adding to this, Chief Alex Ajipe was just noted for his strategic political planning, he was also a brilliant economist and entrepreneur, one whose economic expertise and prowess has been of immeasurable benefits to the Akeredolu led administration in Ondo State.

He was one of the brain behind the success of the Ondo Linyl Industrial Hub, a facility which holds the capacity of birthing an industrial revolution in the state, over 20,000 direct employment has been created as a result of the establishment of the industrial facility. Also he was quite instrumental to the creation of the Cassarev Initiative in the State, a move which was put in place by the Akeredolu led administration to see to the rigorous boost of Cassava production in the State. Ondo State is considered due to it rich and fertile soil as one of the most suitable places for Cassava cultivation.

Through Klick Connect, a firm owned by Chief Alex Ajipe, the initiative has engaged no fewer than 2,450 farmers for cassava production in Ondo State. The firm has also distributed tractors to the farmers under the, “Cassava Revolution to Ethanol Project known as CASSAREV The project is aimed at boosting the production of cassava for economic development of the state and the farmers. Chief Alex Olufemi Ajipe during the launch of the Initiative explained that the Cassava Revolution is a value chain program which is designed to explore the many advantages of Cassava towards the economic development of the state

The numerous strategic and laudable contributions of Chief Alex Olufemi Ajipe can never be forgotten in a hurry, he proved himself a loyal servant, etched himself higher than the rest by setting a record which is hard for others to break. No doubt he deserves the accolades coming his way; even as Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN set for another term in office, it is the hope and desire of many to see more of people like Chief Alex Olufemi Ajipe ones who’s counsel and activities will in no small measure add beauty to the Akeredolu led administration in Ondo State

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