Mike Adenuga, Globacom Chairman, in Panic Mode, Runs To Awujale To Speak To President Tinubu
Of a truth even the rich also cry! Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr., the Chairman and boss of the leading telecommunication company in Nigeria, Globacom is in trouble.
This is not unconnected to the fact that the shy but bold titan is in panic mode over his alleged wrong moves during the just concluded 2023 presidential election which saw Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu emerging as president.
It was alleged that during the build-up to the presidential election, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr. backed the wrong horse. His candidate was the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar. Insiders squealed that Adenuga was one of the primary financiers of his benefactor who helped him acquire his license to operate Globacom.
This according to political observers informed the open letter Atiku wrote to congratulate Adenuga on his 70th birthday a few months back, part of which goes thus, “” Comets, they say, come but once in a century. Such is your story: our own dear Dr. Michael Adeniyi Agbolade lshola Adenuga Jnr, GCON, one of Africa’s most illustrious sons and guru of business, Bull of sports, quintessential philanthropist, humane and urbane gentleman, and above all, a thorough-bred, authentic and loving family man.
Born into humility seven graceful decades ago in South West Nigeria, you climbed into the rostrum of wealth and fame through the dint of hard work, steadfastness, honesty, and integrity. Your vision and mission, as well as your endurance and perseverance, are second to none. Given those outstanding qualities, it was no accident that you made your first million while still under age thirty, selling clothes and soda (soft drinks). Your meteoric rise front being a one-time yellow cab driver while struggling with your studies in the United States, to being today’s Forbes’ globally listed dollar billionaire who sits atop the board of A-league corporate conglomerates such as Globacom telecom, Conoil Plc, Conoil Producing, and Cobblestones Properties is a story usually glimpsed in fairytale story books. You are not only the pride of your community and country, but Dr. Adenuga Jr., you are truly the pride of the African continent.
Sadly, as the saying goes, Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan. Since Atiku lost to Tinubu, The Otunba Apesin of Ijebuland has been making frantic efforts to get back to the good books of President Tinubu.
Out of fear of reprisal attack against his business empire for backing the wrong political horse, Adenuga saw an opening for reconciliation when he learned President Tinubu was visiting his cousin, The Awujale of Ijebuland, His Royal Majesty, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona in his Palace and other paramount rulers in Ogun State on Thursday, June 29th, 2023.
He allegedly prevailed on the Awujale to interface on his behalf to beseech the president to forgive his political misdemeanor during the presidential election.