We are in an era where the masses have established certain unavoidable perception about leaders. Most of the emerging predicaments of society are largely blamed on leaders. Taking a bold step to lead a group of people in itself is an achievement to oneself but what makes one unique is their ability to lead to the expectations of their followers. The University of Education, Kumasi campus had had issues of leadership nemesis over the years and many students always murmur in disguise anytime issues pertaining leadership surfaces. The only hope left is the few credible leaders who passionately want to leave a legacy for all. In today's article, I shall celebrate a gentleman of Accounting Students Association fame, Hon Seidu Abdulai who has gained my respect and admiration.

Before that let me congratulate the Accounting Students Association for celebrating their week in a grand style. In fact, I must say that their week celebration is unprecedented in my life on campus. Participation was simply amazing. The celebration attracted all students and not just Accounting Students and every willing soul could satisfactorily enjoy the accompanying exulting euphoria of a celebration climaxed with more than thousand students. From where I sit, the activities of ASA can easily take over that of SRC in the coming years if they continue to have credible leadership. I don't want to be a prophet of doom but considering the level of publicity of the SRC week celebration, it is likely not to record any better participation as compared to the gargantuan numbers recorded by the famous ASA dinner night which I took part.

Personally, I did not go there to dine and wine but to ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of the celebration by talking to few participants and monitoring events at first sight. I was exceedingly flabbergasted with some of the things being said by some participants. Many I spoke to, showered praises on the president of the Association, Hon Seidu Abdulai. From indication, he is one of the best leaders of our time. He is a symbol of admiration to many including me as a budding student enthusiastic activist cum writer.

I remember my first day in student Parliament. After the sitting, he was one of the people I saw quality in aside very valuable materials like Hon Eric Dumenu, Hon Williams Appiah, Hon Akwasi Boakye among others. As for veterans like Rt Hon Dapilaa, former speaker, Rt. Hon Clifford(former speaker), they are another set of colossal of men with enviable sagacity to be talked about perhaps in another piece of write up. As a student parliamentarian, I feel proud of Hon Seidu Abdulai*, the ASA president, very young with exuberantly brilliant sense of purpose. He is also the majority leader and his role there again is only a vindication to the unprecedented successes he is chalking as the president of ASA.

I am talking about a president who is able to achieved the following major achievements.
1. Designed a website for ASA
2. Came out with a Database system for ASA
3. Provided a designed  customized ASA file for all members.
4. Training on soap making
5. ASA 10th anniversary cloth.
6.Organising quiz competition
Well, I am not a member of the Association but from my interview, that was what I was able to gather. They could be many more. The best satisfaction any leader can ever get is when his subjects appreciate his hard work.

Of course, he could not have done this alone but his ability to lead his team to work in unison to leave scintillating smiles in the faces of their followers, is something worth celebrating. We need the caliber of Abdulai in our institutional leadership to change the grieving leadership paralysis that is taking an elephant part of us.

It is sad that this young intelligent guy will soon be leaving the corridors of this institution. I wish I could call on him to think of going for a national portfolio in the student front to bring his experience to bare.

Let the achievement of this young amiable leader be a clarion call to the various aspirants who are promising heaven and earth that leadership is not about what you promise but what you are able to deliver. The reality check would be placed on each and every leader to evaluate  his stewardship at the end.

Let me wish *Hon Seidu Abdulai* and the entire ASA executives well and plead on all students to participate in the activities of this year's SRC WEEK CELEBRATION.


Denis Andaban.

Author: Denis Andaban

Denis Andaban is a young writer and practising journalist. He is also a young teacher who has an unrepentant passion for writing. He has written feature articles ranging from politics, social issues, academic and relationship. He also writes news for many online media portals. Currently, He is reading B A English Language Education at the University of Education, Winneba, Kumasi. Denis Andaban is a native of Fian in the Upper West Region

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