Thursday 27 December 2018


Ijesa elites have been urged to  cooperate with the current Osun State governor Gboyega Oyetola to make him succeed.

Prof. Isaac Adewole the Minister of Health made the urge while presenting his address at this year's Prof. Foluso Okunmadewa's annual breakfast fellowship bash, the tenth of its kind in the family's Omi-eran compound in Ilesa, Osun state.

The breakfast get together hosted yearly by Prof. Foluso Okunmadewa at his Omi Eran residence that dated back to 2008 normally have in attendance the new generation Ijesa elites. Prof. Isaac Adewole (Minister for Health) was the guest speaker, Hon. Ajibola Famurewa, the APC Senatorial Candidate for Osun East Senatorial district, Alhaji Azees Adesiji, the ADP chieftain and Alhaji Tajudeen Famuyide, the ADP Senatorial Candidate for Osun East Senatorial district were guests.

Also in attendance were Prof. Kolawole Kazeem, the Provost of Osun State College of Education,  Loja Dr. Haststrup and wife. Chief and Mrs. Bosun Falore Propietors of Mind  Builders Lagos, Mr. Dosu Gidigbi, Mr. Seyi Ogundipe, Mrs. Kofo Omole, Hon. Onigbogi, Hon. Dosu Babatunde, Chief. Afolabi Igbaroola, Engr. Remi Omowaiye, Oluwole,  Iyamu (SAN) and family. Mrs. Kofoworola Omole just to mention a few.

The yearly breakfast get together that comes up every boxing day is an occasion set aside by the family of Prof. Foluso Okunmadewa to thank God for the year that is rolling out and share the words of God with their guests. So, songs of praises were sung, testimonies were shared and prayers were said for Nigeria, Osun State, Ijesaland and families of participants.  Gifts were given out to regular participants and friends of the family that attained the age of 60 in the year that is running out and the children of the family and friends of the family achieving landmarks like graduating from the university or getting married, this year, Imade Iyamu, came out with a First class in Law School, Ibukun Okunmadewa, got a Msc in Petrol Production Engineering and of course, there was a sumptuous breakfast for everyone.

Prof. Isaac Adewole used the occasion to drop some words on the forthcoming 2019 general election noting that the last September 22, Osun governorship election was his first sojourn in party politics. He therefore used the opportunity to thank God for what we have witnessed in the state stressing that God has been kind and  prayed that God will also use the opportunity of the breakfast get-together for reconciliation.

 "I am very happy to see Alhaji Azees here and I am also going to be prophetic that we welcome Alhaji Azees back to our family of APC. And sitting beside Honourable Famurewa indicates that good things will start happening.

"In Nigeria there are no ideology differences. If you belong to Republican party in US, you will never go to Democrat, you either become independent or you stay but in Nigeria we are not too entrenched on ideology ground, so, we cannot blame people who move from one party to the other.

"We did not do well in Ijesaland and I must be honest. We won only two of the six local governments and that is not good for us. Someone said it was a protest vote. I want to plead that there was no basis for protest vote.

"What Rauf did, there were a few things I am not happy about. I am not happy about Ilesa Grammar School and if I have any request from the new governor, it will be to change Ilesa Government High School back to Ilesa Grammar School. Some of us used to pay for the salaries of the teachers but we stopped when the name changed.
Again, I want to plead that what he did for Ijesaland cannot be rubbished. The Ijesa Water Project is almost completed. Wesley Guild Hospital becoming Federal Medical Centre will soon happen, our investment on mother and child wing and a new theatre complex at Wesley is over a billion Naira. So things are happening and the governor himself has also promised to rehabilitate 332 Primary Health Care Centre in Osun, including 9 state and specialist hospitals and our General hospital will benefit and he has also said that he will rebuild the market. I am quite confident that there will be no basis for a protest vote in February 2019 elections.

"At a personal level I want to congratulate all of us and also congratulate our Kabiyesi. If we reflect deeply there are one or two things that we need to thank God for." Prof. Isaac Adewole concluded.

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