Atiku Felicitates Awujale, Adeleke on Their Birthdays

•PDP celebrates Osun governor

Chuks Okocha in Abuja

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated the Awujale of Ijebu and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona and the Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State, on their 90th and 64th birthday anniversaries, respectively.

The congratulatory messages to Awujale and Adeleke was contained in a press statement by the Atiku Media Office in Abuja, yesterday.

Atiku said, “The celebration of Awujale on his 90th birthday gives me great joy.

“Oba Adetona has remained a beacon of modesty and glamour in the way he carries on as the paramount ruler of Ijebu people, and it is not surprising how he is revered by not just the Ijebu people, but the entire Black race.

“I know firsthand through my friends and associates from Ijebuland that Oba Adetona has earned the love of his people in a manner that should set a standard for harmonious relationship between the crown and the people.

“It is on this note that I, on behalf of my entire family, pray that the Almighty Allah shall continue to grant long and good life to the Awujale.”

Atiku also described Adeleke as setting an example for progressive governance in Osun State.

“On the celebration of your 64th birthday today, I must sincerely congratulate Your Excellency and rejoice with the people of Osun for the positive impacts that you have been able to make in being the torch bearer of progressive governance after many years of darkness.

“Your spirit of humility has been an asset which enables you to have free access to the feelings of the people,” Atiku said.

He also congratulated Adeleke for his conferment with the traditional title of Asiwaju of Ede by the Timi of Ede Oba Muniru Adesola Lawal (Laminisa I).

Atiku noted that the choice of Adeleke for the revered title was a testimonial to his character as a foremost community leader.

The PDP, too, has celebrated the Adeleke, as he marks his birthday, yesterday, describing him as a torchbearer with exceptional capacity for leadership.

The party also congratulated him on the conferment of the exalted and culturally symbolic title and office of Asiwaju of Edeland today.

According to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba,  “Over the years, as a private businessman, Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and now democratically elected Governor of Osun State, Governor Adeleke remains steadfast in applying his resources, intellect, skills and connection in serving the interest of the masses and propagating the unity, stability and development of Osun State and the Nation.”

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