By J.O. Abel-Ontop.
Dignitaries on Monday has joined other well-wishers to celebrate with Elder Leke Abejide, the Kogi state gubernatorial candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC), at his 48th birthday ceremony in Abuja.
The event was attended by Kogi State’s key political actors from Kogi State, including the guber candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sen. Dino Melaye; his running mate, Hon. Habeebat Deen; Hon. Murtala Ajaka, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and many others.
The colorful event was spiced up with music, jokes, testimonies and goodwill messages.
Sen. Melaye, while giving his remarks, said the people of Kogi State are proud of Abejide’s giant strides.
Hon. Muritala Ajaka while giving his remark also said Abejide is a man who is worthy to be associated with.
Alh. Abubakar Suberu, Adagu Dangoroma, the Chairman Governing Council, Federal College of Education (FCE), Tankshin, Plateau State, described Abejide has a man who has touched the lives of many, directly and indirectly.
Other dignitaries who gave goodwill messages are Barr. Dele Suru; Hon. Ado Sani Kiri Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Custom Excise and Duty; Chief Olowodola, Chief Richard Akanmode; Hon. Shaba Ibrahim amongst others.
Guests had their mouths watered with different kinds of foods, drinks, etc … It was indeed a feast.
The aides of Leke Abejide led by the Chief of Staff, Chief. Shola Adebola were also present.
Other political associates and business partners of the celebrant who were present are; Arc. Salman Idris, Hon. Apolo Faramebi, Abdulrahman Badams (7th Assembly), Dcn. Olusuyi Otitoju, Chief Dare Maiyegun and Hon. Bologi Yabagi.
Others are Chief Joyce Ampitan, Rt. Hon. Lekan Afolabi, Hon. (Barr.) Omowumi Ogunlola, Hon. Musa Umar Garo, Hon. Taiwo Oluga, Adegoke Olufeku and Engr. Babagbale James.
Amb. Dapo Olutekunbi, Hon. S.O. Adeleye, Barr. Abubakar Umar, Hon. Umar Sani, Hon. Abdullahi Babawo, Hon. (Dr.) Gideon Ojata, Dr. Matthew Keyi were also present.
Other important dignitaries are Senator-Elect (Kogi West) Sunday Karimi, Mohammed Audu, Jethro Funsho Oni, Otunba Muyiwa Ibeun, Hon.and Mrs. Mika Amanokhia, Barr. Femi Oloruntoba, Prof. Femi Sumaila, Wole Oke and Hon. Shaba Ibrahim.
Princes Olushola and Richard Akanmode were also present; Barr. Yusuf Asabe, Hajiya Talatu and Jumeya, Barr. Yemi Olumudi also came with regards and pleasantries.