@50: Oka Akoko standstill as Ondo Lawmaker, Omole, wife become Akogun, Yeye-Akogun

It was a memorable weekend at Oka-Akoko when the lawmaker Ondo State House of Assembly representing Akoko South-West Constituency 1, Olugbenga Omole alongside his wife, Wemimo were conferred with Chieftaincy titles of Akogun and Yeye Akogun of Okaland by HRM, Oba Yusuf Adebori Adeleye, the Olubaka of Okaland on Saturday.

Omole, who is the Chairman ,House Committee on Information, Youth and Sports Development also celebrated his birthday in grand style as he clocks 50 years.

Dignitaries across the State graced the occasion including the Governor of the State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu who was represented by his Deputy,Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa, Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale, other cabinet members, Lawmakers from the National Assembly, the State Assembly led by the Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun who was represented by the Deputy Speaker, Revd.Samuel Aderoboye, Council bosses ,APC Chairman Ade Adetimehin and other party Chieftains, Religious and traditional rulers, among others.

Speaking during the installation and Church thanksgiving ,the Governor of the State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu who was represented by his Deputy, Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa congratulated the celebrant for the recognition and honour, describing him as a good and vibrant person.

The Governor equally congratulated the Monarch of the town for the peace in the town and its environs and his support to the government, assuring that his government will not rest on its oars at ensuring more development in the State.

At the occasion,Oba Adeleye affirmed that the conferement of the Chieftaincy titles was based on credibility and performance towards the development of the town and people, emphasising that it was a honour well deserved, devoid of money inducement.

The Monarch posited that he has been empowering the Youths and other people even before he became a Lawmaker, especially through his annual football competition where many Youths are now in big clubs.

Oba Adeleye informed that Akogun title means a person who is bold, brave and can represent the town well anywhere.

At the thanksgiving service at African Church, Ebenezer parish,Agba,Oka-Akoko, the Bishop of Oka -Akoko Diocese and Archbishop of Oka- Akoko province, Most Revd. Joseph Olalekan Akinsanya in his sermon said it is good to always give thanks to the Lord, noting that attaining the golden jubilee deserved thanksgiving and appreciation to God.

Speaking from the bible in Philippians 4:4-7, Psalm 90 verse 12, and psalm 103,he charged the celebrant to dedicate his entire life to praising God, praying that he will live long to continue serve God and humanity .

In an interview, Akogun Omole thanked the Monarch and his people for the recognition, saying that the installation will spur him to do more towards the development of Oka town.

Omole thanked God for the amazing grace and opportunity to attained the golden jubilee, adding that the favour will not be taken for granted.

Cross session of people of his town in separate interviews with The Hope described him as a good representative who loves his people.

Present at the Event are; The Asiwaju of Oka Land Bashorun Seinde Arogbofa, All Oka Chiefs both traditional and Honourary; the Governor of Ondo State Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN represented by the Deputy Governor Hon.Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the Deputy Speaker led the Delegation from the House of Assembly which Comprises the Majority Leader Hon.Oluwole Ogunlolasuyi, Hon.Sunday Olajide, Hon.Gudu Bankole Felemu, Hon.Abiodun Faleye, Hon.Wale Williams, Hon. Ademola Edamisan.

The Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor Chief Olugbenga Ale; the Chairman of OSRC/Orange FM media Group, Mr Kunle Adebayo; Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Sir Charles Titiloye; the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Akinlosotu; the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties and Union Matter, Mr Dare Aragbaiye; the Member representing Akoko South West/South East in the House of Representatives, Ade Adeogun and his colleague representing Ondo West/Ondo East Hon. Abiola Makinde.

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