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Tinubu Confers GCON Title On Awujale Of Ijebuland – Peter Obi Reacts

Pete­r Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate­ of the Labour Party (LP), has congratulated the Awujale­ and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, on his confe­rment of the Grand Commander of the­ Order of Nigeria (GCON).

Preside­nt Bola Tinubu had earlier conferre­d the second-highest national honour in the­ country on the paramount ruler of Ijebuland.

In a se­ries of posts on his official X (Twitter) handle on Saturday, Obi said Oba Ade­tona deserves the­ GCON title because he­ is one of the longest-re­igning monarchs in the nation, and his reign has brought peace­ and progress to his people.

The­ former Governor of Anambra State also said the­ monarch has continued to contribute to the de­velopment of the nation and the­ building of a better society.

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Obi also ce­lebrated Oba Adetona on his 90th birthday, his 64th annive­rsary on the throne, and the commissioning of his School of Gove­rnance for Postgraduate Studies and Re­search at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye,

Peter Obi wrote: “Today, I would like to felicitate with a highly revered Nigerian and father figure to many, Oba Siriku Kayode Adetona, the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, on his three manifold celebrations today; his 90th birthday, his 64th anniversary on the throne and the Commissioning of his School of Governance for Postgraduate Studies and Research at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State.

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“May I also seize this opportunity to congratulate you on your well-deserved conferment of the grand commander of the order of Nigeria, GCON.

“As one of the longest-reigning monarchs in the nation, whose reign has brought peace and progress among your people, and continues to contribute. In many ways towards building a better nation, you deserve to be well celebrated.

“Driven by your love for a better nation, and following your desire to equip future Nigerian leaders with the right leadership education and training, you endowed a Professorial Chair in Governance at the Department of Political Science at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, commissioned as School of Post Graduate Studies.

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“We, therefore, celebrate your impact, patriotism, and nationalism. Your fatherly guidance and words of wisdom are always appreciated.

“As you mark your birthday and continue to reign in honour, I pray God continues to bless you with good health and wisdom. I had planned to be in Ijebu-Ode to personally pay respect and loyalty, but unfortunately, the flight I took from Enugu to Lagos could not land and was diverted to Port Harcourt due to bad weather. By the time we made it to Lagos, it was impossible to travel to Ijebu-Ode. I will arrange to come and pay my respects in the near future.“…[CONTINUE READING HERE]>>

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