…as CCII honors 10 Ibadan Indigenes
By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has declared that the governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last election, Engr Olasunkanmi Tegbe has a bright prospect of emerging as Governor of the State in future elections.
Ajimobi, stated this while presenting an award conferred on the recipient to his representative, Dr Kola Tegbe during the grand-finale of the 2019 annual Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) Cultural Festival, held at the Adamasingba stadium, Ibadan on Saturday.
He said: “I am proud and happy to say that we’re brothers and my person. This award has laid to rest series of argument whether Tegbe is from Ibadan or elsewhere, they said same thing about me.”
The Governor who said he was not perturbed over his and his party’s defeat at the recent elections in the state said; “CCII has confirmed it with this indigenous award and I want to tell you that you lose something at times you gain. Now, I am sure that Ibadan and Oyo state people will vote for Tegbe when next he stands for election.
“Some people are saying Ibadan people did not vote for me, I said but they had voted for me three times before which I won. That means 3-1. So, there should not be any cry about it,” he said.
The event also had in attendance Mogajis, members of various clubs that comprises CCII and representatives of various interest groups in Ibadanland.
On display were traditional marriage ceremony, major display of Ibadan famous masqurade-Alapansanpa, display of notable culture and wealth of major compounds in Ibadan, poems and 2019 award of Ibadan merit to special dignitaries.
The award which is in two categories featured the conferment if Most Patriotic Ibadan Indigene (MPII) on Engineer Dotun Sanusi, Deacon Owolabi Oladejo, Chief Folorunso Durojaye Ige and Mr Olajide Abiodun Babatunde.
Those in the second category – Most Distinguished Ibadan Indigene (MDII) include: Pastor Ajagbe Adeniji, Assistant Inspector of Police (AIG) Olalekan Abdulfatai Oladipupo, Professor Olubola Babalola, retired Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Engineer Olasunkanmi Tegbe and Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Oyo State chapter, Alhaji Abideen Olajide, a.k.a Ejiogbe.
The President-General of CCII, Chief Yemi Soladoye said the Ibadan Cultural festival ceremony has again lend credence to the Sims and goals of the organisation to restore that tradition and culture of the city after a very long time of brainwash.
His words, “The goal of Ibadan cultural festival ceremony since its inception almost 30 years remains the same. To restore Ibadan tradition and culture after almost 180 years of western and Arabian brain washing which has made most Nigerians to drop their religion, culture, tradition and even language.Now, Ibadan is again determined to set the pace for all other Nigerians to restore their culture and traditions learning from the Chinese and Indians who like us embraced the western education but refused to drop their religion, tradition and language.”
He expressed appreciation to the governor and his wife for their support as the first family of the state and for their immense and selfless support to CCII in the last eight years.