Ooni of Ife, Fayemi, NASS, name Gov. Akeredolu, Leader of all Seasons
A book which chronicles the humble background of the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, to becoming first among equals has been presented in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The book titled “A Credible Leader For This Season “, written by Lewis Asubiojo, a Director of the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, Abuja, contains vivid accounts of the 2016 Governorship election from a keen observer point of view.
The presentation ceremony attended by His imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, who led other first class traditional rulers also had a lecture titled ,” A Salute to the Amazing Work of God , Courage and Self belief, presented by the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr John Kayode Fayemi.
In his opening remarks, Chief Akin Olujinmi, CON, SAN, a former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, described the Ondo State Governor as a dependable ally who has unimaginable passion for the uplift of fellow man and particularly the all round development of Ondo State.
While assuring the people of Ondo State of life impacting projects during the administration of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the chairman solicited the cooperation of the people for the citizens of the state with the governor for timely delivery of his administration’s policies and programmes.
The guest speaker, Dr John Kayode Fayemi, said Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is an exciting personality whose commitment to human development is unparalleled.
He reiterated his conviction that Ondo State people would always have good stories to tell about the governor.
Dr Oladoyin Odebowale who reviewed the one hundred and seventy-seven page book with twelve chapters, described it as an exciting revelation of the journey so far of a leader for all seasons.
Though the reviewer said the author did not mention the tutelage of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu under the famous Chief Michael Ajasin family, nevertheless, said the book would make an interesting read.
The author, Lewis Asubiojo said the central gist of the book which is the manifestation of the awesomeness of God in the upbringing and election of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, as Governor of Ondo State inspired him.
The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Oguwusi, the Arole Oduduwa described Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as a humble and predestined leader, therefore rallied support and prayers for his administration to succeed.
Oba Ogunwusi who said building a society cannot be the work of one man encouraged lovers of Ondo State to support the governor to take the sunshine state to greater heights.
Responding, Governor Akeredolu promised even distribution of dividends of democracy across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state and advised the electorate to embrace patience and understanding.
Dignitaries across sectors and strata of the society within and outside Ondo State including, the Initiator and Wife of the Ondo State Governor,Arabinrin Betty-Ayanwu Akeredolu; Senator representing Ondo Central Senatorial District, Senator Omotayo Alasoadura; Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon ( Prophet) Bamidele Oloyelogun David; Deputy Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ogundeji Iroju; Members of the House of Representatives:Hon. Olabode Ayorinde and Hon. Afe Olowokere; members of the Ondo State House of Assembly; Secretary to the Ondo State Government, Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde and former Ambassador to Greece, His Excellency Ambassador Ayo Ayodele.
Others are Chief Launcher of the Occasion who is the Managing Director/ CEO Delta Afik Engineering Ltd., Engineer Akin Odumakinde; Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, Chief Sunday Adelami; Vice Chancellors of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko and Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa: Professor Igbekele Ajibefun and Professor Robert Ogunduyile respectively; Permanent Secretaries in the Ondo State Public Service; Chairmen of the Caretaker Committees of Local Government Councils in Ondo State and Royal Father of the Day , His Imperial Majesty, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, the Deji of Akure.
Also present at the book launch were; Chairman Ondo State Council of Obas, Oba Akadiri Saliu Momoh, (CON), the Olukare of Ikare and other Royal Fathers including, the representatives of the Royal Host of the Day, Oba (Dr) Victor Folagbade Olagbegi (CFR), the Olowo of Owo and several other personalities including a distinguished friend of Mr Governor, Mr Wole Aina and corporate organizations, like the Management Team of WENWOOD NIG. LTD. students and youths attended the programme.