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Obasanjo, Ooni of Ife, Dangote to attend Adeleke’s Birthday


Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo would tomorrow be the father of the day at the installation ceremony of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State as the Asiwaju of Ede land as well as his 64th birthday ceremony while the Africa’s richest man, business morgul and Chairman, Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote will be the Chief launcher.

This was made known on Sunday by Senator Kamorudeen Olalere Oyewumi, PhD, Chairman, Central Planning Committee of the event while fielding questions from journalists at the Timi’s palace, Oja Timi in Ede during a press conference to herald the programme.

The Chief Executive Officer of Bovas Petroleum, Chief (Mrs) Victoria Adunola Samson (Mama Bovas) would also be the Co-launcher.

According to Senator Oyewumi, the Arole Oodua and Chairman, Osun Council of Obas, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja (II) is going to be the Royal Guest of Honour at the 3 in 1 event.

Similarly, there is going to be launching of an appeal fund for the construction of an ultra modern palace for the Timi of Ede land, Oba (Dr) Munirudeen Adesola Lawal, Laminisa I who is expected to perform the official installation of Governor Adeleke as the new Asiwaju of Ede land.

Senator Oyewumi said further that, Osun is ready to host the world tomorrow in the ancient Ede town and by extension, the entire Osun State.

The Ikire born politician said, “as a way of recall, the last occupant of the highly prestigious, traditionally important and culturally symbolic title of Asiwaju of Ede land, until his death in 2017, was no any other person than the first civilian Governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, who was the elder brother to the incumbent Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, who is about to step into the shoes of that title tomorrow by the special grace of God.

“At the colourfully symbolic installation tomorrow which coincides with His Excellency’s 64th birthday, His Imperial Majesty, the Timi of Ede land, Oba ( Dr) Munirudeen Adesola Lawal who is also the royal host will lead an array of members of Timi- In-Council of Ede to confer the honorary chieftaincy title on his son, His Excellency, Governor Ademola Adeleke.

“The reasons of the conferment of the title on Senator Ademola Adeleke is at the instance of no any other person than Oba (Dr) Munirudeen Adesola Lawal, Laminisa( I) in acknowledgement and recognition of Senator Adeleke’s contribution to the growth and development of Ede land in particular and Osun state at large.

“The Africa’s richest woman, business morgul and philanthropist of note, Mrs Folorunso Alakija, would be The Mother of the Day.

“The Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engineer Seyi Makinde is the host to his other Governor colleagues from different states of the federation at the 3 in 1 ceremony while the Chairman/CEO, Pacific Holdings Ltd and President, Adeleke University, Ede, Dr Adedeji Adeleke is the host” Senator Oyewumi concluded.

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