*Rallies support of Ooni, others for Osun governor
Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has lauded the Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, for proving his critics wrong by being a dancing but hard working governor in the governance of the state.
In his address at the 16th Harvest Anniversary and Thanksgiving Service held at the Love of Christ Generation Church in Victoria Island, Lagos State, Obasanjo cited the governor as an example of a leader, who was not ashamed to praise God despite occupying highest office in the state, saying dancing and working for God and the people were things to be proud of.
“Mr. Governor, they call you a dancer. But you are dancing to praise God. And I heard you are working hard for your people,” Obasanjo, who spoke in Yoruba language affirmed.
In an event attended by the Ooni of Ife, His Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi; the Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Aare Dele Momodu; Osun State House of Assembly Speaker, Hon. Adewale Egbedun and members of the state’s House of Assembly; top political and traditional rulers, Obasanjo said, “Dancing to praise God is praise worthy especially with the reports of good developments happening in Osun State.
“God whom you are praising will shower his blessings on your state and government. I associate with you. Again, I learnt you are a listening leader. They said you take advice from the young and old. I am happy to hear that.
“I call on His Majesty, the Ooni of Ife and other royal fathers to support the governor to deliver more. Mr. Governor, continue to work closely with traditional rulers, elders and stakeholders of your state.
“I charge Kabiyesi Ooni to always host closed door meetings with the governor. God whom the governor is praising will continue to support him. He will not fail,” Obasanjo concluded.
Speaking, Adeleke said his habit of praise worship was to celebrate the owner of heaven and earth, saying, “I am never ashamed to hold unto God through song and dance.
“Several men and women of God predicted my governorship. I am here to praise God for the prophecy that has come to pass. My communion with God is to come back to thank and praise him.
“I do this in several places of worship. My covenant with God is also to truly deliver dividends of democracy to my people. In 100 days in office, I did what many could not achieve in four years.
“We reformed the public service, attended to workers’ welfare, constructed and reconstructed over 40 kilometers of roads, implemented free medical surgeries with more than 40,000 beneficiaries.
“We are working on super overhead bridges to ease connectivity. We are reforming the education sector. We are building up our agriculture sector. I am working to make Osun State a reference point. I seek your prayers. I solicit your support. We are committed to God and the people,” he said.