Honorable Ayoade Rasheed Adegboyega popularly known as ARA has felicitated with the 2019 gubernatorial candidate of the All Progress Congress (APC) in the 2019 general election, Chief Adebayo Adelabu on his 50th birthday celebration. Speaking to journalists in Ibadan, Hon. Ayoade described Adelabu popularly called Penkelemess by his admirers as a brother and friend who
Honorable Ayoade Rasheed Adegboyega popularly known as ARA has felicitated with the 2019 gubernatorial candidate of the All Progress Congress (APC) in the 2019 general election, Chief Adebayo Adelabu on his 50th birthday celebration.
Speaking to journalists in Ibadan, Hon. Ayoade described Adelabu popularly called Penkelemess by his admirers as a brother and friend who always seldom to offer life-changing advise to him at crucial times
“Oloye Bayo Adelabu is not just a friend but an older brother and an adviser, he advises me politically, generally on how life should go. You know when you have someone you run to when you need advice; Chief Adelabu is that kind of person to me”, he noted.
ARA described the 50th birthday celebration as a privilege that is not giving to anybody.
“Golden Jubilee is not something small, it is a privilege that is not given to everybody by God, so for that reason alone, it called for a big celebration so I said to myself that whatever it takes, I have to come and celebrate with him.”
“To celebrate with someone that has been able to achieve a lot in his life within that short period of fifty (50) years, it means a lot in life,” Ayoade added.
He hereby describes the former CBN Deputy Governor as a man of value who has add values across the board, both in the State and in the country, he, however, described him as an employer of labour who had contributed to the reductions of unemployment in Oyo State.
“It is one thing to be a man of success like I always say, if you look at his life and his ways, he has been adding value as a one-time CBN Deputy governor adding value to our financial sector and if you look across Oyo State as a whole you will see how he has added value. He’s an employer of labour and he has employed over seven hundred people in Oyo state via all his works and his businesses, this is a man that can afford to go to Lagos State and start a business there and continue his political aspiration in Oyo state.”
“So for him contesting for the post of governor in Oyo state that’s the icing on the cake for him and he has achieved enough for the age of fifty and even up to this point, I believe been with such a man is a privilege for me to learn from him.
“Am not trying to be partisan here but am an APC member as well and he is my leader in the party so I have to support him and celebrate this moment with him and I hope and pray that God will give him more of this year to come in good health and I believe he will continue to wax strong in all ramifications,” he enthused
Ara however qualified the celebrant as a man that has a good philosophy of life, and pray all his heart desires to come true, especially in 2023.
“I don’t just wish him that OYO Penkele just for him alone, but for all us, because of the developmental ideas he had for OYO State and that’s one of the reasons why am wishing OYO people support him and make him emerge as the Governor for 2023 Governorship election,” ARA noted.