Adeleke Vows to Turn Five Osun Towns to Mega Cities

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Adeleke Vows to Turn Five Osun Towns to Mega Cities

CHIGOZIE AMADI

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, yesterday  reaffirmed his determination to bring unprecedented development to Osun, just as he vowed to transform the status of  five major towns in the state to mega cities within a short period of time.

Adeleke, who spoke immediately after his installation as the Asiwaju of Edeland, at the Timi’s palace,  affirmed that all the big towns in the state would soon become cities.

Accepting the new title of Asiwaju of Edeland, Adeleke declared himself as Asiwaju of Osun State, he said: “To all Asiwaju title holders of various towns in Osun State, I welcome myself into your midst.

“On a lighter mood, I believe you are eager to receive me not just as the Asiwaju of Edeland but as the Asiwaju of Osun State.

He said: “ Kabiyesi, We note that this conferment is a commendation for  the contributions of my family to the development of this town. It is equally a further call to service.

“Very soon all big towns in Osun State will become cities. Ife will become city, Ilesa will become city, Ile-Ife will become city , Iwo will become city, Ikirun will become city, Ila will become city.

“I will carry the light of positive transformation from towns to villages and from cities to rural areas across our dear state. I Vow to be a frontliner (Asiwaju) of development and growth for Edeland and Osun state as a whole.

“Dear friends and associates, your presence today strengthens my resolve to further devote myself to the service of the people. you will continue to find in me a true peoples’ servant, a good listener and an agent of good governance.

“As I assume this new role, I seek the cooperation, prayers and support of All and sundry for our dedication to take osun to a greater height. friends at home and abroad, join us as we intensely deliver dividends of democracy.

“As I am accepting the title of asiwaju of Edeland today before God and man, I dedicate it to my late father and mother; to my late brother, Senator Isiaka Adeleke; to my big brother, Dr Adedeji Adeleke; and to my darling sister, The Yeyeluwa of Edeland, Chief Dupe Adeleke-sanni”

THISDAY reports that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu, Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rasheed Ladoja, former Governor of Osun, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Ooni of Ife , Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Olowu of Kuta, Oba Adekunle Makama among others were present at the event.