By; ODEYEMI SAMUEL, Akure
A former Commissioner for Agriculture in Ondo State, Alhaji Olanrewaju Kazeem has described the passing unto glory of lecturer of Civil Procedure in Law School, Oba Olateru Olagbebi as a great loss to the Judiciary and the nation at large.
Speaking with jouralists in Ikare Akoko, Alhaji Kazeem lamented that death has snatched the lawyer of lawyers who is an embodiment of humility from Law Profession.
According to him, Oba Olagbegi stood tall among lawyers, a departure from those that cultivated the attitude, corruption, “If you cannot beat them, join them syndrome” to enrich themselves.
Oba Olagbegi, a first class ruler in Ondo State and the paramount ruler of Owo kingdom who joined his ancestors recently he said, will for a long time be remembered for his contributions to law profession.
Alhaji Kazeem who was also a former commissioner in Ondo State Judiciary Commission expressed regrets that no one could be spared out of corruption despite President Muhammed Buhari’s efforts to wage war again corruption.
His words, “no one could be spared as journalists collect envelopes before they could do their jobs, civil servants hide files and expected to be bribed before files could be processed, even most Ministers corner contracts either for themselves or for the sake of ten per cent”.
Even though Buhari is making his ways on the war against corruption, he urged Nigerians to change their attitude and cooperate with him, for being the first president who has openly declared war against corruption.
He however, debunked the insinuation that Buhari is biassed in is quest against corruption as he said, most of his appointees are been investigated by EFCC, an agency that treats petition written against those found wanting.
Alahji Kazeem also commended Buhari for abolishing votes buying that usually characterises elections in Nigeria in the past, adding that it was high time Nigerians retraced their steps and do those things that are right.
Commenting on Afenifere, he warned that Late Pa Abraham Adesanya and Pa Adekunle Ajasin had since died with Afenifere the symbol of the Yorubas.
Just like the Arewa Consultative Forum in the North and the Ohaneze in the East maintain their leadership qualities, he narrowed the leadership traits of the Yorubas in South West to the former Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
He noted that Alhaji Tinubu has been identified as a replica of Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo who fought for the emmacipation of the Yoruba race until his death.