FORMER Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Dimeji Bankole, has had enough experiences of life to last a lifetime. He has been in the valley and on the mountain top. He has swum against the tides of wild allegations and has had a baptism of fire. Through it all, he has emerged an older, wiser and more rounded individual better equipped for the tasks ahead.
Even as he clocked 48 on Tuesday, the Abeokuta-born dude shunned the widely expected shindig for a special prayer session at his home.
Having burst onto the scene as the youngest Nigerian ever to assume the mantle of the Speaker of the House of Representatives at 37, Hon. Bankole has learnt that ephemeral glory in a crowd is but a poor substitute for the sincerity that is found in the company of a few true and honest friends.
It is said that the soft-spoken Bankole is one of those gearing up to become the next governor of Ogun State. Already, campaign buses declaring him for governorship have flooded the state, while campaign offices have been set up in all the local government areas in the state.