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Pade Okunola Tasks Muslims To Present The Challenges Of Osun People To God In Ramadan Prayers
People of Osun State Must Reverse The Cycle of Poverty Fostered By Mental Oppression
Julius Olapade Okunola is Pastor, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Victory House, Dallas Metro, Texas, USA. He is a Modakeke-born American-based Industrialist. He hails from the Ogunsua Ruling House in Modakeke, Osun State. He is President of Onward Shipping and Clearing Services, Dallas, Texas; Rapha Agro-Allied Industries and JRapha Foods, both of which are in Osogbo, Osun State of Nigeria.
Pastor Pade is a founding member of the social-philanthropic group – Osun Development Forum. He was a member of the committee that secured the Partner City status for Osogbo with the City of Wilmington, USA. He is a member of the Accord Party of Nigeria. Pastor Pade believes that Osun State is blessed with enough resources to transform our community into a prosperous one if only the people can re-focus their energies powered by a similar positive mindset that has worked for other cities.
Okunola's friends are organizing a fund-raising party to support the political aspiration to run for the office of the Governor of Osun State of Nigeria. The fund-raising party holds in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Sheraton Hotels, Arlington, Texas from 7 PM from where the train moves on to Nigeria. They continue to set up other avenues for grassroots support for the campaign (https://www.gofundme.com/
Okunola says that a cycle of poverty begins with the emasculation of the mind of man. Quoting from Bernard Shaw, Okunola posits that "Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." Therefore, the starting conversation is this; the change that we seek for our state's progress must begin with our minds. We must convince ourselves that the leader able to bring real reform to our state does not necessarily have to come from the big political parties. Their best efforts in governance in nearly two decades brought us to the current catastrophe (https://youtu.be/
Therefore, everyone must also recognize that the wisdom and innovation to transform the fortunes of our state should not rest with a cabal, those people who always want us to believe that Osun State is a family business meant for them to rule. We must convince ourselves that ordinary people working together in unity, and committed to the upliftment of our people can defeat the most powerful political machine whose interest is to perpetuate our enslavement, and utterly impoverish our unborn children through unforgivable borrowing.
Okunola says that everyone in Osun State has a responsibility to contribute to the well-being of our state and its future. He enjoined Muslims that to bring the necessary change about cannot be without the sanction of God. Hence, it becomes crucial for Muslims to take this matter to God, so that He can return prosperity to Osun state as a gateway to restoring the economy of Nigeria to its deserved enviable condition.
About #PadeForOsunGovernor campaign
Pastor Pade Okunola champions a discussion for real positive change in Osun State of Nigeria. Our dedication is to promote a revamped mindset that must reject the current poverty psychology emasculating the people of Osun State of Nigeria. We aim to reveal a movement for a total turnaround to prosperity anchored on progress for Osun State, accountability in governance, dedication to uplifting the people and excellent leadership.
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