•Promises Block Of 3 Classrooms
IT was another display of popularity in Ijebu-Jesa, Headquarters of Oriade Local Government Council Area of Osun State on Saturday, as the whole of the ancient town stood still for the Action Congress (AC) governorship candidate in the state, Engineer Rauf Aregbesola.
Aregbesola stormed the ancient town to grace the birthday ceremony of the mother of the Lagos State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Honourable Rotimi Agunsoye, Deaconess Beatrice Agunsoye.
The occasion which recorded a legion of important personalities across the nation, singled out Aregbesola, as virtually all the guests at the occasion were chorusing his name.
Among the personalities at the occasion, that witnessed the church service before the train was moved to Ijebu-Jesa Grammar School playing-ground for reception were the AC governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Oba of Lagos, Oba Riliwan Akinolu represented by his white-cap chiefs.
Other personalities at the occasion were the Aloko of Iloko-Ijesa, Oba Oladele Olashore, Elegboro of Ijebu-Jesa, Oba Taiwo Aribisala, and other traditional rulers from Lagos State.
Speaking during the church service, Aregbesola promised in the name of the celebrant to build a block of three classrooms for the Apostolic Primary School, Ijebu-Jesa before the middle of second quarter of 2009.
He also promised to change the face of the church by providing materials for its renovation.
Aregbesola, who faulted the poor state of education in the state, said that there was need to contribute to the development of education, a situation that made him to promise a block of three classrooms for the primary school.
While congratulating the celebrant on the 80th birthday ceremony, Aregbesola recalled that his mother also clocked 80 last year, saying that her birthday could not be celebrated, as she had been sent out of town by some people believed to be power-drunk.
The AC candidate then promised to celebrate his mother in a big way at a later date, just as he prayed for more years ahead for the celebrant.
By KAZEEM MOHAMMED