Wale Okediran: Bola Ige never taxed his political mentees — he didn’t make himself a godfather

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Wale Okediran, former member of the house of representatives, says Bola Ige, former attorney-general of the federation, was a respected mentor who did not portray himself as a political godfather.

Ige, who was the attorney-general of the federation under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was killed on December 23, 2001.

Bola Ige was a mentor and he never behaved, conducted or portrayed himself as a godfather. He was my mentor and he was well respected by me. He was the one who persuaded me and the likes of Professor Sola Adeyeye to join politics,” he said.

“He was a respected politician and once he had groomed you, he would not harass or torment his mentees to bring him proceeds or threaten them with second term. He was a leader of leaders.

“I met Chief Bola Ige at his home during one of the meetings of our Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA). He was one of us because he had books he wrote and published.

Source : (The Cable)

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