Sikiru Tijani Becomes Osun AGF’s Substantive Coordinator

 

A socio-political group, Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation (AGF) has ratified Comrade Sikiru Tijani as its substantive coordinator in the state of Osun.

Tijani has been the foundation’s acting coordinator for almost three years before he was confirmed the coordinator during the group’s general meeting held on April 21, 2018 at Oranmiyan house, Osogbo.

His confirmation came following a motion moved by a member of the foundation, Mr Ajibade Gbenga Kazeem and seconded by Aderemi Adelani.

Speaking during his confirmation, Comrade Tijani thanked the group members for the support and trust they reposed in him.

He also pledged to continue to serve the group wholeheartedly in his capacity as full fledged coordinator.

He however urged people to go out en masse for the collection of their Pamernent Voters Card (PVC).

AGF Felicitates With Buhari On His 75th Birthday

By Nofisat Adeoye

A socio-political group, Asiwaju Grassroot Foundation, AGF, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari as he turns 75.

The Group described Buhari as a national icon and a global figure with rising goodwill and unblemished reputation.

In a release signed by the group’s acting Coordinator, Comrade Tijani Sikiru and Secretary, Comrade Adeniji Yahaya, AGF noted that the success of the President’s administration in the fight against corruption cannot be over emphasized.

AGF tagged Buhari as a sound and incorruptible President who knows what he wanted and who has remained unmoved in the face of baseless criticism.

“We have every reasons to join Mr. President numerous admirers and well-wishers to felicitate with him for witnessing this day alive, healthy and kicking despite all what he had passed through in the last 2 years.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is no doubt a God’s project that no one can pull down.

“We wish President all the goods, goodness and goodwill life can offer a true patriot, leader and man of virtues like him.

“PMB is a President Nigeria has never had, he is an incorruptible President who has the best interest of the masses at heart and who is bent on liberating Nigeria from its shackles of corruption and several other social vices.

“We at the AGF celebrates the President is honour as he clocks 75.”

Tinubu Group Asks Buhari To Support Youth, Party

A socio-political group Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation, AGF, has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to take youth and party empowerment very seriously to sustain the progressive ideology of the party and membership spread.

The national coordinator of the group, Otunba Adeleye Akintola stated this when he led the delegation of the AGF on a consultation visit to the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu at his office in Abuja.

Adeleye said the mission of the delegation was to express its support for the APC-led federal government and make case for more representation of youth in government and party structure.

He promised that the group would assist the government in propagating its reformation agenda to achieve a working nation.

In her contribution, Hajia Salamatu Bello Jubril, who is the women leader of the group, similarly requested for involvement of more women in political appointment and other relevant places.

In his response, the presidential aide described Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as his benefactor, a great and exceptional leader whose legacy is worth preserving.

Ojudu thanked his visitors for showing interest to join forces with the federal government in her effort to achieve a better Nigeria.

He charged members of the group not to sit on the fence during political activities in their respective states but take part and take charge by contesting for different positions.

Ojudu assured that President Buhari is detribalized and lover of youths and women who would do everything possible to create suitable environment for them to realise their potentials without any form of discriminations.

Oyetola Hails Aregbesola’s Achievements In Osun

The Chief of Staff to the State Governor of Osun, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola has commended Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for the monumen­tal development his admin­istration has brought to Osun in the last six years.

 

Oyetola made this commendation while playing host to a socio-political organization, Asiwaju Grassroot Foundation (AGF) who came to present portrait to him in honour of his 63rd birthday anniversary at the Government House, Osogbo.

 

He said the present administration in Osun led by Governor Aregbesola, a faithful godson of Asiwaju has tremendously developed the state in line with the progressive development ideology of the APC National Leader.

“ Ogbeni has been able to demonstrate that development is not a mirage but conscious determination to affect lives of all positively even when the economy dictates otherwise.

 

Commending AGF for representing the true tenets of Tinubu’s style of politics and governance, he expressed his appreciation to the group urging them to continue the good work.

 

Speaking earlier, the State Coordinator of the group, Comrade Sikiru Tijani lauded the Chief of Staff who he described as one that has touched many lives and contributed immensely to the success of the Aregbesola administration.

 

Comrade Tijani explained that the motive behind the visit and the presentation of the Birthday gift presented to Alhaji Oyetola is also to hint him on the various advocacies and support oriented programmes of the foundation to the ideals of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Group Condemns Attack On Bola Ilori In Ondo

The Ondo state chapter of Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation, AGF has expressed its unreserved condemnation of the unwarranted attack against the person of the Osun state Commissioner for Regional Integration Hon. Bola Ilori describing the act as a serious embarrassment to Ondo state and a serious dent on Ondo state credential of civility.

The group in a release issued in Akure and signed by the state co-ordinator Mr. Olanrewaju Akinkuotu said: “the despicable act is totally alien to Yoruba culture of upholding human dignity and civility towards one’s guests”.

“The APC Zonal Consultation on restructuring was advertised as an open invitation event and all Nigerians were encouraged to be in attendance to share their opinion on the future of Nigeria. Its therefore strange where the logic that Bola Ilori should not have attended the event came from. If anything, the scenario has portrayed the Ondo Government functionaries that anchored the event has lacking in basic understanding of what their mandates were”

“To the best of our knowledge, Hon. Bola Ilori is a Nigerian and that grants him the basic right to be at the event. When you now add that to the fact that he was there as part of the delegation of another sister state duly invited for the programme, then the harassment suffered by Hon. Bola Ilori smacks of arrant lack of sense of accommodation of divergent opinions which is the hallmark of true democracy. This is undemocratic and brutish totally unjustifiable and we condemn it in its entirety.

“We are also surprised and embarrassed by the acute display of lack of tact by the Ondo state commissioner of Information. What any knowledgeable government functionary would have done was to immediately condemn the attack and distance the government from the act even if they are the actual sponsor. The rationalization of the violence by the information commissioner has in a big way escalated what could have been better managed. We sincerely believe that our Governor Bar Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) is not part of this dishonourable act but mere thoughtless action of some overzealous aides”

“This is not the first time Oranmiyan would intervene in Ondo politics. We remember that the same Oranmiyan with the same flag the information Commissioner tries to cast aspersions against in a bid to defend a miscreant who tore Hon. Bola Iloori shirt was in Ondo state in 2012 to campaign and set up structures throughout the state to support our current Governor Bar. Akeredolu, simple search on google would have reveal this to our commissioner. Our information Commissioner should not be seen to be helping the governor source more enemies, we should all promote unity and good neighbourliness”.

“We hereby call on law enforcement agents to immediately arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of the attack and their sponsors. The allegations against the Secretary to the state government should also be investigated. We call on leaders of APC to immediately intervene in the matter to prevent further escalation of the unwarranted crisis. The possibility of what this sad event can lead to is beginning to manifest with the condemnable violence between Sunshine stars supporters and Osun United where Sunshine stars suffered two injuries and about six Osun Government buses were destroyed in the fracas. Whoever thinks it cannot get beyond this if no effort is made to intervene would only be playing ostrich” AGF concluded.

AGF Rejoices With People of Osun At 26, Says Aregbesola’s Strides Unprecedented

A social-political group, Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation (AGF) on Sunday felicitated with the people and government of Osun as the state celebrates 26th year of its creation,

In a statement signed by the group’s State Coordinator, Comrade Tijani Sikiru, noted that Sunday, August 27, marks the 26th Anniversary of the creation of the state of Osun in 1991 from old Oyo State.

Thanking Governor Rauf Aregbesola for unprecedented developments his administration has brought to the state in the last six and half years, the group said the founding fathers were happy with the Governor in his bid to transform the state to the greater heights.

According to the release: “Since the creation of Osun in 1991, the state has never experienced the level of development that has happened, (and is still happening) since 2010.”

It further stated that despite the economic quagmire currently facing the country which poses daunting challenges to the financial obligations of the state, Osun is still not lagging behind in terms of infrastructural facilities and social interventions.

“In seven short years, Osun has not only registered its name on the international scene as a pace-setter, it has also become a role-model for a few other states and also for the Federal Government of Nigeria.”

AGF however appealed to the people of the state not to allow some disgruntled elements distabilise the peaceful atmosphere that is being enjoyed in the state for the past six years by supporting APC in the coming governorship election.

“As we mark the state anniversary, residents should keep it in mind that enemies of progress are prowling around to snatch their joy and replace progress with stagnation and a return to the inglorious days of the locust”.

The group equally used the occasion to encourage youths to actively participate in politics and take the front burner in the affairs of governance.

“We rejoice with the Osun State governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the entire people of the State on this occasion and we  pray that the years to come will witness tremendous human and more infrastructural developments and attain unrivalled height among its peers.” the release said