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Osun to host the world tomorrow as Governor Adeleke becomes Asiwaju of Ede land


All roads lead to the ancient Ede town in Osun State tomorrow for the installation of Governor Ademola Adeleke of the state as the Asiwaju of Ede land and his 64th birthday anniversary cum 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.

This was made known on Sunday by Senator (Akogun) 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 progeamme.

According to Senator Oyewumi, Osun is ready to host the world tomorrow in Ede and by extension, the entire 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 Arole Oodua and Chairman, Osun Council of Obas, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja (II) is the Royal Guest of Honour at the 3 in 1 event.

“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 man, business morgul and Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is going to grace the occasion as the Chief launcher while the Chief Executive Officer of Bovas Petroleum, Chief (Mrs) Victoria Adunola Samson (Mama Bovas) is the Co-launcher.

“Our dear father, an elder statesman and former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is the Father of the day alongside Africa’s richest woman, business morgul and philanthropist of note, Mrs Folorunso Alakija, as 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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