Modakeke AC Prays For Aregbesola

prayers for AregbesolaModakeke chapter of the Action Congress (AC) has prayed for the success of Engr. Rauf Aregbesola’s petition against the incumbent Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola currently before the Court of Appeal, Ibadan, Oyo State.

In an interdenominational prayer session that took place in the Carpenters’ Hall, Alatise area of Ondo road, on Tuesday the AC members said God could never be behind vote-robbers, as it was pungently clear that Aregbesola swept the votes of the state in the contentious April 14, 2007 governorship election.

They noted that it was apparent that the Aregbesola struggle is God’s project of which if not, it would have been halted by the forces of evil that are ubiquitous across the state.

They urged the agents of the evil forces across the state in general and Modakeke community in particular to have a change of mind as they would perish soonest with their evil intention.

Leading the Islamic clerics like Alfa Ismael Adebayo, Alfa Ibrahim, the Imam of Oke-ola Mosque in Modakeke, the Imam of Oke-owu Mosque, Alfa Adesigbin enjoined the party members to indentify with honesty, as it is clear to all and sundry that this virtue has been guiding the party across the nation.

Christian clerics were however led by Pastor Olaolu, Pa Egbetola, Evangelist Tope Oyeyemi and others with a message that the battered image of the state of the Living Spring, would surely be redeemed by the AC-led government of Aregbesola.

The kernel of their sermon was that Oyinlola, a confused state executive, is running government of the elite, for the elite and by the elite, which has no place for the man on the street.

There was a mild drama as an attempt by the police to scuttle the prayer session was beaten by the AC members, who came with an oral order that the prayer session could not take place shortly after the prayer had been successfully held at the Carpenters’ Hall.

The maiden meeting of Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) which was slated for the same venue was prevented from being held by the police, who were acting on a petition written by one Taiwo Fatunbi, alleging that “some group of people are planning to hold a rally under the umbrella of Action Congress here in Modakeke which my chairman and the entire local executives was not have knowledge off. {sic}

“Therefore, the chairman, Eng. Rasheed Opatola, the entire local executives and leaders of this party in Area Office are hereby informing you to prevent any rally in any form which relating to Action Congress in Modakeke for now. (sic].

“With the present situation of this community we the executives of Action Congress hereby implore you to prevent any rally to hold under the umbrella of Action Congress from now till 31st of March 2009”. {sic}

An overzealous policeman seized a mobile phone of an ARG member on Ondo road, when he was using the same to take photographs of the Afenifere members filing out of the event.

Another remarkable incident on the occasion was when a vehicle-load of policemen bombarded Olympic Hotel, where some of the invited guests were being entertained, threatening them with arrest, which was eventually not effected after series of dialogues on the development.

Some of the dignitaries on the occasion were: Comrade Abiodun Agboola, State Co-ordinator, Peoples Welfare League and Organizing Secretary, ARG, Osun State; Comrade Folaranmi, a human rights activist; Comrade Tayo Kehinde, an Action Congress chieftain; Mr. Gbenga Onigbinde, Mr Kola Olabisi, ARG Publicity Secretary in Osun State, Mr. Wale Amusan, Mr. Lekan Ajibeshinro and Barrister Manaseh, both AC chieftains in the community among others.

-kazeem mohammed

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