Gov Adeleke Installed As Asiwaju Of Edeland, Marks 64th Birthday


Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has been conferred with the chieftaincy title of Asiwaju of Edeland by the Timi of Ede, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal.

Adeleke was conferred with the title in a grand ceremony held at the Ede Palace in Osun State on Monday, May 13, 2024.

Speaking at the event, the governor, who also celebrated his 64th birthday on Monday, vowed to be a frontliner (Asiwaju) of development and growth for Edeland and Osun State as a whole.
He said, “I vow to be a frontliner (Asiwaju) of development and growth for Edeland and Osun State as a whole.

“I will carry the light of positive transformation from towns to villages and from cities to rural areas across our dear State.

“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.”

It would be recalled that former Osun State Governor, Isiaka Adeleke, who was the brother of the incumbent governor of the state, was the immediate past Asiwaju of Edeland. Isiaka died in 2017.

The event witnessed the presence of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Governors Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, and Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State.
Others at the event were former Governors Rasheed Ladoja (Oyo), Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo), and Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun).

Also present were Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Soun of Ogbomosho, Oba Ghandi Olaoye; Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Makama Oyelude; and Orangun of Oke-Ila, Oba Adedokun Abolarin; and among others.

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