“If condition makes human, we must make the condition humane” Karl Marx(1818-1883).

Fellow Gaposites ,

“After spending years in this school, I have seen a lot and like you, I’ve suffered a lot from this system. With my experience of years in activism and youth development, leadership training, years of studying and diagnosis of our challenges, years of tested and proven ideology, haven withstood the wind of victimization and intimidation, and proper consultation of my family, comrades, unionist leaders and friends, I, ABDULKAREEM ONAKOYA EMPEROR KAY , humbly declare my interest to lead our STUDENTS’ UNION GOVERNMENT in this 2019/2020 Academic Session as the number ONE BULWARK of Great GAPOSITES.”

Permit me to start with my sincere appreciation to every single student of Gateway ICT Polytechnic Sapaade. I have been shaped and reshaped by love, correction, and advice of Gapsoites, I’ve learned from various groups that constitute the members of this academic community.
Since my entry into this school, especially by those by the virtue of the placement of my course, we’ve met, brainstormed, disagreed to agree and shared ideas on all socio-economy and political spheres of humans, including that of this academic society, on how socio-development cum qualitative education with facilities in our school. I have learned from you all and I will keep learning since learning is a lifelong process.

Fellow Gaposites, it is certain that we all have things in common even in the presence of diversity. We are socialized from different parents, yet our values and mores are mostly the same as Africans, we are raised in various locations to be positive-minded individuals, by destiny we met here for education, like our courses, departments and faculties are different, yet we are members of this Great GAPOSA family, and together, we have experienced all manner of challenges mostly caused by humans, the vicissitude of achieving qualitative education is ever becoming stronger and bigger that needs to be work on if we all desire to leave a good legacy, a good system for coming generation of GAPOSITES.

All of us know what those challenges of today are: Obnoxious and scandalous policies, transportation, insecurity, poor academy facility, strenuous registration process, the relegation of students’ views on students related issues, latent exploitation, communication breakdown, distance relationship between union representatives and Gaposites and many more. We know the challenges. We’ve heard them. We’ve talked about them for years. These challenges are not only caused by failure of leadership, representatives that betray students movement ideology for personal aggrandizement but mostly of an inhumane system that celebrate mediocre, proliferate unhealthy orientation among the freshmen, giving access to the ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ oriented men to lead our union, since a system will always produce its kind, making our man-made challenges over the years seem a spiritual problems, insurmountable that are beyond our collective solution as an intellectuals.

It is the system that together you and I need to build for our SUG to regain her lost values and bring back to life the dream Polytechnic and continue the work of past noble union leaders in building a truly Students’ Union.

I know some don’t believe we can do all these things. I understand the skepticism. After all, each session, candidates from various faculties make similar promises, and I expect this year will be no different. All of us running for the number ONE will go round various Departments, offering our plans, all of us will publicize those qualities we believe that makes us uniquely qualified to lead the Students’ Union Government. But too many times, after the election is over and the winner emerged, all those promises fade from memory, and Gaposites turn away, disappointed as before, left to struggle on their own, the olympian level of challenges.

That is why this campaign can’t only be about me,*EMPEROR KAY*. It must be about us – it must be about what we can do together, your strength will compensate for my weakness and your wisdom will minimize my mistakes. This campaign must be the occasion, the vehicle, of our hopes, and our dreams. It will take our time, our energy, your advice, and finance, to push us forward when we’re doing right, and to let us know when we’re not. This campaign has to be about reclaiming the meaning of Students Union, restoring our sense of common purpose, and realizing that no obstacles can withstand the power of determined collective Gaposites that desire a positive system, a system we can believe in for the certainty of enjoyment of dividend of unionism by all GAPOSITES .

That is why am in this race, to rally you to build a Students First System for our betterment.

I want us to take up the unfinished work of past noble representatives to perfecting our union,

And if you will join me in this challenging journey, if you see the need for a great union as I see, if you see the vision of a union where ordinary Gaposites have a say in how their affair will be run; to stop our chronic avoidance of tough decisions, our preference for immediate financial gratification and perceiving Students Union as a place of comfort and glamour, but, instead of rolling up our sleeves and building a working consensus to tackle our challenges, if you believe we can’t continue like this, that we need to shack off our fear to changing this status quo, then I’m ready to take up the challenging cause, and work with you.

Together, starting from today, let us together embark on putting a working system in place.

Thank you all

God Bless All Gaposites
God Bless Nigeria
God Bless Ogun state
God Bless GAPOSA
God Bless SUG
God Bless you all!

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