In a statement signed by theÂ Director of Media and Public Affairs,Â Ooniâ€™s Palace,Â Comrade Moses Olafare, the Ooni of Ife ObaÂ Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja IIÂ felicitated with Osun state governor, Rauf Adesoji AregbesolaÂ on his 59th birthday, saying that he is a dogged fighter whoseÂ passion for the socio-economic and political emancipation of the poor can never be forgotten.
The statement read:
On behalf of the Obas, Chiefs and entire good people ofÂ Ife kingdom, The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi heartily felicitates with the Progressive Governor of the progressive State of Osun His Excellency Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola on his 59thÂ birthday.
Ogbeni as popularly called undoubtedly deserves to be celebrated by all for he has spent the larger part of his life selflessly serving the masses either as thorough activism that cut across student unionism, civil society, labour and Yoruba self determination or as a public servant with a heart of Godliness. His involvement in the struggle to return Nigeria to the democratic rule in the 1990s driven by his passion for the socio-economic and political emancipation of the poor can never be forgotten.
May the Almighty OLODUMARE give this dogged fighter, a lover of the masses very upright, discipline and honest manager of Public resources good health, long life and a plenitude of fulfillments.