Leke Abejide Bags Asiwaju of Yagba Land, Maiyegun of Egbe Chieftaincy Titles

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Elder Leke Abejide, the member representing Yagba Federal Constituency in Kogi State, will be conferred with Asiwaju of Yagba land title on October 7.

The new title will be conferred on the lawmaker in Isanlu by all the first class traditional rulers in Yagba East, Yagba West, and Mopa-Amuro LGAs.

In a similar development, he has also received the title of Maiyegun of Egbe as conferred on him by the Oba of Egbe.

According to a press release issued on Monday, the formal conferment and coronation ceremony will hold Saturday 8th of October, 2022 in Egbe.

The chieftaincy honours are coming just a few days after he was bestowed with the title of Asiwaju of Yoruba in Kano by the Oba of Yoruba in Kano State. The event was held in a large ceremony attended by Kano’s Executive Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and other top government functionaries from across Nigeria.

Leke Abejide, who is currently the Asiwaju of Alu in Yagba East Local Government, has received several titles, honors and awards for his outstanding service to his people and the nation at large.

Before becoming a member of the National Assembly, he embarked on paying WAEC fees for his constituents in both public and private schools, including all administrative charges.

Elder Leke who is a member of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and a staunch supporter of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the 2023 presidential candidate of the ruling APC, is seeking re-election to a second term in the green chamber of the National Assembly. 

He is the convener and national coordinator of the Asiwaju Confluence Campaign Organization (ACCO2023), a grass-roots political campaign structure for the Tinubu Presidential Project 2023 in Nigeria. 

In response to the confirmation of numerous chieftaincy on the Rep member, Chief David Dare Olatunde, the Maiyegun of Isanlu and a close political associate of Elder Abejide, said: “The legislator has demonstrated capacity and positively touched the lives of his people in various spheres of livelihood and as such deserve all the recognition from his kinsmen and across the country.

“As a legislator, he has fulfilled his mandate on the House floor, as well as imparted on his constituents by creating conducive living standards in the provision of Basic Social Amenities to the people of Yagba Federal Constituency, which are too numerous to mention.”

Chief Maiyegun used the medium to congratulate Elder Leke and thanked all the Obas in Yagba land for recognizing the lawmaker as deserving of the titles.

He also assured the people that Abejide will continue to contribute to the advancement of the Yagba Federal Constituency in the coming days.


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