The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will on Friday, February 8 visit the Oluwo of Iwo, HIM Oba (Dr.) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi.
In a statement last night, Oluwo invited traditional rulers, religious leaders, market women, political leaders across parties, opinion leaders, chiefs, union leaders etc to join him in welcoming the 2nd citizen of the Federal Republic.
Everyone is expected to be seated by 11am to welcome the Vice President, he said.
The statement by Oluwo’s Press Secretary, Alli Ibraheem, said “The visitation is because the Vice President wants to identify with the good people of Iwoland and acknowledge their commitment to quality representation. Iwo has been the bastion of progressive politics in Nigeria over the years.
“The VP is coming to reinforce the position of Oluwo to a better Nigeria, Yoruba nation, Osun State and Iwo in particular most especially as it relates to the progress oriented programmes and policies of the ruling government. The avenue will equally be seized to register our appreciation and make demand to facilitate federal presence, infrastructural upgrade and other dividends of democracy.
“As a first class natural paramount ruler, Oluwo will make a prime speech on behalf of Yoruba nation and ultimately unveil his stance on Yoruba political leaders in assurance of more dividends of democracy”.
Oba Akanbi enjoined the good people of Iwo to declare a rapturous welcome for Osinbajo ,noting that it is our responsibility to accommodate our leaders irrespective of individual political attachment.
Oluwo described Osinbajo as the pride of Yoruba land, resourceful, virile and energetic who sees to the survival of Nigerians through mass oriented programmes.
He beseeched Yoruba nation to drum support for their son .