8th Day Fidau For ASABA, Political Champion, Holds Tuesday
Friends and political associates are putting heads together to use the 8th day Fidau for late Kehinde Hussain Olayinka, popularly known as Asaba holding Tuesday to honour him and raise funds for the wives and children that he left behind.
The venue and time will be disclosed shortly. sources close to the committee said the energetic mobiliser who died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba on November 13, this year is survived by two wives and four children.
Both wives contributed their financial resources to try to save their loving husband and breadwinner. Unfortunately, they lost him.
According to a biography authored by his foremost political confidant, Asaba, named at birth as Hussain Kehinde Olayinka hailed from Kwara state. He attended Kusoru Primary School,Ire Akari, Ilasamaja from 1986 to 1991. He proceeded to Okota Secondary Grammar School, Okota, Isolo and later Mushin Boys High School, Okota. He began his political journey with the late Alhaji Lamidi Hassan, a popular politician with great influence in 1999 firstly as an apprentice in his Estate agent firm.
Following the formation of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), he became a member and was a youth mobiliser in its foremost caucus called Justice Forum. His passion for political work endeared him to political leaders and made him to rise through the ranks.
He was the man to contact for mobilisation in the political environment of Ilasamaja Ward and indeed, Oshodi Isolo LGA respectively.
To ease his mobilisation, he established a network organisation called the Millennium People of Truth (MPT) in 2002. This group assisted so many youths to discover themselves and helped them to forge ahead with their journey. His total loyalty to party structure and principles endeared him to so many that when the party transformed to Action Congress ( AC ), he was elected into the ward executive as Publicity Secretary in 2006. He was re-elected into Ward executive for a second term in office in 2010. He retained his position as a member of ward exco till death.
Asaba led many youths in the campaign trains that ensured the election of notable politicians such as former chairman, Isolo LCDA, Honourable Mrs Modupeola Oseghale, two-term member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mrs Omowunmi Edet, former Member of House of Assembly and now Honourable Commissioner for Home Affairs, Hon. AbdulHakeem Abdulateef, Senator Ganiu Olanrewaju Solomon and many councillors.