Ola Apena is a strong political force to reckon with before moving from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos State over a year ago due to political expediency.
The outspoken and digital compliance with decades of political experience took to his wall to warn politicians not to get carried away with bootlickers, sycophants syndrome. Some of them are only exposed after an individual and public office holders has been completely pull down and dialogue with their legs to look elsewhere for any government in power to continue their trade as usual.
Apena Counsel Goes this way: “
Don’t ever get carried away by sweet word’s and clapping when you are in position of authority. Mostly they are meant to take advantage of you and urge you on to the edge of the cliff. folks , by the time you are down the valley the music changes. say no to sycophants & bootlickers. they destroyed and move on to wreck more destruction . stop surrounding yourself with yes men who never saw anything wrong in you.
There’s no any other better time for this counsel to come than now that we have many sycophants & bootlickers misleading the political office holders in order to win their heart through false pretence of commitment and loyalty respectively. Perhaps, Apena counsel will be of great help to yesterday men, todays men or some of the current and future office holders to guide against “Igi Da Eyefo” set of people as they are popularly known in the local parlance.
According to findings the elected or appointed peoples representatives are not the sum total of the masses problems but some of the people around them , who counsel them based on short sightedness and myopic interest rather than popular demands that won’t affect their principal interest. Sadly, a leader that believes such destructive people press agent/publicity, public information, 2 way asymmetrical communication models rather than 2 way symmetrical communication model might be doing so at his own peril . An intelligent principal when they see such elements will be smart to realise that they are fair-weather friends (a person whose friendship cannot be relied on in times of difficulty) whose counsel must subjected to thorough scrutiny before consideration if necessary.