The Chairmanship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oluyole local government ahead of the 2024 council polls in Oyo state, Akeem Olatunji, has congratulated a close ally and political associate of Oyo state governor, Alhaji Akeem Azeez, on occasion of his birthday.
The former Publicity Secretary of PDP in Oyo state also congratulates his counterpart in Lagelu local government, Honourable Kamardeen, while expressing his best wishes to the duo and praying God’s continuous grace in their lives.
Olatunji disclosed this on Sunday September 17, in a statement made available to journalists.
Olatunji described Alhaji Azeez as more of a confidant and personal friend of the governor rather than a political appointee going by his immense support, loyalty, and hard work to the ‘Seyi Makinde political project before 2019 till date.
He added that many young politicians who have at different stages had encounters with the governor’s ally are currently doing well in different political leadership roles at both party and governmental levels stressing that his selfless and dedicated life to whatever course he believes in remains worthy of emulation.
While also congratulating the two Honourable Commissioners inaugurated last week; Miss Wasilat Adegoke and Dr Oluwaserimi Ajetumobi deployed to Ministries of Youth and Sports, and Health respectively, Olatunji commended Governor Seyi Makinde for bringing more women into the state cabinet.
Olatunji said, he could not be caught by surprise anymore regarding Makinde’s leadership style and unrivalled all inclusive approach to governance as evidently exhibited since his emergence as the executive governor of Oyo state in 2019.
Olatunji disclosed that Makinde’s open door policy as well as his inclusiveness of youths and women who were long relegated to the background in the scheme of things has attracted others across different parts of Nigeria including the federal with the rising number of young people and women coming on board top government positions.
He urged the two Commissioners to justify the trust reposed in them by Governor Makinde and live up to the expectations and demands of their offices urging the duo to quickly adapt to their new work environment as the clock ticks.
“I want to join my heart to many other lovers and well wishers of our celebrants; Alhaji Akeem Azeez and Honourable Kamardeen, who have continued to enjoy God’s grace and immense favour on the auspicious occasion of their birthdays celebration today.
“This is a clear testament of God’s unflinching love and grace and I whole heartedly rejoice with them in celebration over the attainment of their new ages. My prayers and wishes are that God Almighty continue to uphold and increase them in all fronts.
“In the same vein, I wish to celebrate our newest Commissioners for Youth and Sports and Health; Miss Wasilat Adegoke and Dr Oluwaserimi Ajetumobi over their well deserved political appointments.
“To whom much is given more is expected. As they commence this new phase of their lives, I hope that they would immediately acquaint themselves with their new work environment because of the level and standards the present government has laid for cabinet members.
“While urging them to not leave any stone unturned to learn, unlearn and relearn under the Seyi Makinde’s political leadership, it is my earnest prayer that their youthful vibrancy and wealth of professional experience would be brought to bear on their designations to justify the trust and confidence reposed in them by our leader and mentor, His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde.” Olatunji stated.