Osun: Obasanjo hails ‘dancing, working’ gov Adeleke
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lauded Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, for being a dancing but working governor.
Obasanjo gave the commendation on Sunday while speaking at the 16th Harvest Anniversary and Thanksgiving Service held at the Love of Christ Generation Church C&S in Victoria Island, Lagos State.
The event was 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, Adewale Egbedun and members of the Osun House of Assembly; and top political and traditional rulers,
Obasanjo cited the governor as an example of a leader who is not ashamed to praise God despite occupying the highest office in the state, explaining that dancing and working for God and the people are 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 was quoted as saying in a statement signed by Adeleke’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, on Sunday
“Dancing to praise God is praiseworthy, 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 the 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 close-door meetings with the governor. God, whom the governor is praising will continue to support him. He will not fail,” Obasanjo said.
Speaking at the event, Adeleke said his habit of praise and 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 convenant 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 kilometres of roads, and 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.”