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Senator Oyelola Ashiru Lauds Kwara South Monarchs For Immeasurably Contributions To His Electoral Victory (Photos)

The Crème de la crème on Saturday stormed Offa to grace Reception/ Dinner organized by the Committee of friends for Senator representing Kwara South, Arch. Oyelola Ashiru.

The Dinner held at Avalon Hotel Hall was attended by royal fathers, business moguls, successful sons/daughters of Offa home and abroad, All Progressives Congress stalwarts and other important personalities.

The excitement, smiles and warm atmosphere inside the hall clearly shows that the emergence of Arch Oyelola Ashiru as distinguished Senator of Federal Republic of Nigeria is welcome development and a great news for people who started the struggle with him 20 years ago.

According to Alhaji Ajeigbe who spoke on behalf of The Committee of Friends stated that Arch. Oyelola Ashiru has paid his dues in political space of Kwara state and the determination not to join Oppressors of the masses makes him an outstanding politician.

He added that the reception was organized to allow people wine and dine after intensive electioneering campaigns across the seven local government areas in the senatorial district.

In his keynote address, the Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II said he is totally in support of Senator Oyelola Ashiru, noting that his success at the poll is a blessing to Offa.

Oba Gbadamosi however called on people to rally round the new senator by giving him useful advise to help perform excellently in the Senate as well as deliver dividends of democracy.

The Monarch cautioned politicians against playing politics of hatred and bitterness, noting it's only God that gives power to anybody that pleases Him.

The former Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in his goodwill message described Ashiru as a good ambassador of Kwara State and Kwara at large.

The former Minister represented by Alhaji Raheem Adedoyin hinted that they will be monitoring performance of Senator Oyelola Ashiru in the red chamber, stating that they expect their representative to be vibrant, active and contribute meaningful to discussion at national level.

Similarly, Kwara APC Chairman and Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo in their separate goodwill messages described Ashiru as a progressive-minded politician.

Responding, Senator Oyelola Yisa Ashiru lauded the traditional rulers in Kwara south for their immeasurably contributions to success of OTOGE movement in the state.

His words: ''I use this opportunity to thank the oloffa of offa, the olojoku of ojoku and the Afaji of Afajiland. God does things the way he wishes, but God will never come down to help people, they are going to be sent, I really appreciate the effort of all the traditional ruler in kwara south especially the oloffa. I know your importance God bless you sir. I thank all the kwara south senatorial district for standing through thick and thin.

 ''We have been in this struggle since 1999, many has lost their lives during the struggle. This is one of our problem, we need a sub-station here in offa, and it is going to be possible insha Allah. I feel pity for the people of kwara south, I cried bitterly during our campaign because what is witness is not good at all. Kwara is one of the least developed state in Nigeria.

''We are part and parcel of the leadership election of the Senate which was won by Ahmad Lawan, before we joined the campaign we bargain for kwara and they promised that kwara will never be left out, this 9th senate will be the best in the history of the country''

The highlight of the occasion was the displayed of video clips about campaign experience of Lola Ashiru Campaign Organization.

The guests at the event observed one minute silence in honor of Comrade Bakare killed during the campaign in Ojoku, Oyun local government area.

Other dignitaries at the dinner include the Olojoku of Ojoku, Afaji of Ifajiland, Immediate Past President of ICAN, Alhaji Razak Jaiyeola, Ex-BOI Managing Director, Waheed Olagunju, Kwara APC Senatorial Chairman, Chief Balogun, Dr Raji, APC LG Chairmen from seven local government in Kwara South, Wife of Kwara APC Chairman, Hajia Bolarinwa, members of LACO among others.

More pictures from the event below:

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