Engr. Mathias Luka Agbu, the founder of the Luka Agbu Memorial Foundation, the man behind the household name, MLA has cleared the air on the rumour making round that he was the anointed candidate of Governor Ishaku Darius Dickson during the 2019 general election.
According to him, “there were attempts by the supporters of the incumbent senator to smear his name and create unnecessary allegations that he (DDI) brought me into the political scene to antagonize the ambition of the incumbent.”
Agbu gave insight on the issue and let the cat out of the bag, how politics is run in Nigeria using the Southern Taraba experience in his latest and most read book titled: “My Senate Race; The Journey and Lessons from Politics of Southern Taraba”.
In his book “My Senate Race; The Journey and Lessons from Politics of Southern Taraba”, MLA outlined the yearnings of the people which formed basis of what informed his decision to run for the senate race in the Southern part of the state, he made available possible solutions to the problem the state and the country is facing today.
According to the Philanthropist, what informed his decision to join the race was his ability to making the People the center of everything he does. “From my work at the foundation and my decision to run for a political office. So, it came in naturally to tag my campaign slogan: ‘Putting people first.’ Our society is in desperate need of a leadership role model.
The most important thing in leadership is the leader; the 49 most important part of the leader is his or her heart; and the most important connection to a leader’s heart is God.
The heart of leadership is serving others first, before yourself.
Servant leadership is the only approach to leadership that Jesus validates for his followers. A servant leader’s focus is on serving others rather than serving themselves or being served by others.
A servant leader meets people where they are at so they can climb to the top alongside them rather than charging ahead.
Leadership is about touching and feeling people with your heart. This is what formed my philosophy about leadership” Agbu emphasized.
Agbu in his book cleared the doubt and made it opened that he was not an anointed candidate of the governor.
He said, “There were attempts by the supporters of the incumbent senator to smear his name and create unnecessary allegations that he brought me into the political scene to antagonize the ambition of the incumbent.
I am sure after the election; it became obvious to all that he has no hand in it as there was no single favoritism towards me.
I wished in my heart that he could have done much more than staying neutral. However, I also understand that as a leader of the party, it is wise to stay neutral until after the party produce its nominee at the end.”
One among many who endorsed the book is Hon. Kefas Sule one time Taraba governor aspirant under the All Blending Party (ABP) said, “During our primary/secondary school days, we had this book known as ‘The Students Companion’, which has immense impact on our learning and education. Now this book by MLA is indisputably the new politicians’ companion. I have read and received useful information and insight into the dynamics of the politics of Southern Taraba from this book which lesson can also be applied to rest of the states and our country.
This is a most read for upcoming politicians and all who are interested in the role of leadership, social, economic and political transformation” Kefas declared.
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