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Regional News of Monday, 28 November 2022


Atiku, Ayu and other PDP Chieftains that attended Adeleke’s inauguration ceremony

PDP Chieftains in Osun PDP Chieftains in Osun

The inauguration of Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun State was attended by a host of top political bigwigs.

Adequate security operatives were deployed by the Osun State Police Command to ensure a hitch-free inauguration of the sixth elected governor for the state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, held at Osogbo City Stadium.

The Osogbo City Stadium, venue of the Sunday’s event wore a new look as Adeleke takes over from former Governor Gboyega Oyetola, according to reports by The Punch.

Governor Adeleke was administered the oaths of allegiance and office by the State’s Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo as he takes over from Gboyega Oyetola.

PDP leaders at the event On the guests at the event, the Secretary of the Media Sub-committee of the Inauguration Ceremony, Rasheed Olawale, said the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, the national chairman of the party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, and about 10 PDP governors had already indicated interest to attend the event.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by dignitaries, including;

- The Presidential Candidate of the PDP and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, his wife, Titi.

- PDP vice presidential candidate Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

- Governor of Akwa Ibom, Emmanuel Udom Governor.

- Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa States.

- The minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndidi Elumelu.

The others are traditional rulers led by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and the Oragun of Ila, Wahab Oyedotun, Premium Times added. A former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinolola, and a former governor of Oyo State, Rasheed Ladoja, were also present.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu was also present at the event.