A socio-political organisation, Iwo Youth Congress (IYC) in the State of Osun has felicitated with the State Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Hon Rasaq Ayobami Salinsile on the occasion of his birthday anniversary.
In a statement issued and signed by the group’s National Coordinator, Hon Liadi Balogun, noted that Hon Salinsile who is popularly called Asoremaweyin by his admirers rising profile in Nigeria’s political community since he ventured into politics “is a testimony to his forthrightness, diligence and doggedness”.
IYC praised the Iwo born politician for his commitment to the Nigerian project and the State of Osun in particular, echoing his feats as an exceptional and renowned administrator, astute industrialist, humane philanthropist and a prominent figure in the state.
The statement read “On this joyous occasion of your birthday, we in the IYC salute you, great leader, for the milestones you have attained in Nigeria. Your feats are bold and exceptional; from business to law-making to party administration, you have made us proud in the State of Osun.
“As a former lawmaker, you made a spectacular change in your constituency through adequate representation. Your life has exemplified excellence and one dotted by numerous achievements and accomplishments. Your name is assured a prominent place of honour in the history of our dear state.
IYC join other numerous well-wishers in wishing him a happy birthday and prayed for long life in good health and charged him to continue with his great contribution to the growth of democracy in the country.
The Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State of Osun, Hon Rasaq Salinsile has called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, selflessness and sacrifice as being exemplified by Jesus Christ during His earthly sojourn.
Salinsile, in his message to commemorate this year’s Easter, said these virtues are most imperative to our peaceful co-existence as a nation and as such we must seek to promote them for the greater good of all.
According to him, “It is only through selfless service and sacrifice to fatherland that Nigeria can attain the desired socio-political and economic progress.
“Nigeria will be great if we all tolerate one another and sacrifice to place our nation above self-interest and eschew divisiveness, ethnic and religious tendencies which has been the undo of our Nation.
While wishing all Nigerians particularly Osun people a happy Easter celebration, Asoremaweyin as he is fondly called by his admirers enjoined them to continue to support the administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola to deliver more democracy dividends as he has done in the past 7 years.
The State Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun, Hon Rasaq Salinsile has expressed his heartfelt condolences to Pa Opakanmi’s family as well as members of APC in Ayedire local government area and the State of Osun over the demise of the elder statesman.
A press statement personally signed by Hon Salinsile said Baba will be fondly remembered for his dedication and commitment to progressive politics.
According to the statement, Pa Opakanmi until his death was the Chairman, Elders Council/Forum of the APC in Iwo Federal Constituency.
Baba was a Member of the House of Representatives during second Republic and an Apex Leader of the All Progressives Congress APC from Ayedire Local Government Area of the State of Osun.
He has also served as the Former Chairman, Transition Council, Ayedire Local Government Area.
Salinsile pray Allah to forgive Baba’s shortcoming and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
The State Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Osun, Hon Rasaq Salinsile has congratulated the Oluwo of Iwo Kingdom, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi, on his 50th birthday today.
Salinsile in a statement personally signed and made available to OSUN DEFENDER described the monarch as one of the nation’s most revered royal fathers and praised his unwavering dedication to the highest ideals in his distinguished reign as the Oluwo of Iwo Kingdom.
“On the occasion of your 50th birthday and 2nd anniversary of your enthronement, I join other Iwo sons and daughters and well meaning Nigerians to extend warm felicitations to Your Majesty on this glorious attainment.
“Yours has been a life truly worthy of celebration. You have always readily availed our community and the state of Osun of your wise counsel and invaluable support as it is shown in your daily community efforts, working assiduously to reposition our dear town for enduring peace, accelerated growth and development.
“As you celebrate this glorious anniversaries, I pray God for your life and that He continues to guide, guard and prosper you, even as He blesses you with many more years of good health and personal fulfillment”
The State Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun, Hon. Rasaq Salinsile has felicitated with the Muslim faithful on the celebration of the new Islamic year, Hijrah 1439.
Salinsile, in a press release personally signed in Osogbo urged the Muslims across the country and the state of Osun in particular to use the new year period to pray for the development and progress of the state.
The ruling party Scribe used the opportunity to assure the people of the state that the APC-led administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, which he said has transformed the state, will not rest on its oars until the state finally get to the greater heights.
“I felicitate with you all, particularly the Muslim faithfuls, on the celebration of this year’s Hijrah 1439.
“As we celebrate, we must re-enact the exemplary virtues, typified by Prophet Muhammad’s virtues, through his sacrifice, tolerance, honesty, trustworthiness, selfless service and obedience to Allah’s command.
“This is what is expected of us in this new year while assuring you all that the APC-led administration of Gov Aregbesola, which has transformed the state, will not rest on its oars until we see the Osun of our dream. Wishing you all Happy New Year!”
The Secretary of the All Progressives Congress APC In Osun State, Alhaji Rasaq Salinsile has held that zoning which is the tradition in Osun politics will be a factor in choosing the governorship candidate of the party in the forthcoming elections.
He held that since zoning was the formulae used and followed since the inception of the state and the enthronement of the first civilian governor of the state in 1992, it is definitely a parameter that would be considered in picking its candidate.
Salinsile who comes from Osun West Senatorial District, the zone touted by many to produce the next governor of the state told reporters in Osogbo over the weekend that in respect of the tradition, the district should “normally” produce the governor of Osun come 2018.
His words “Definitely, we must follow tradition. If you look at the roll call since our first civilian governor, Late Sen Isiaka Adeleke was elected in 1992 and spent 22 months, no other governor has come from the district.”
“Both Chief Akande and Prince Oyinlola from the Central District spent 11 1/2 years with the incumbent, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola coming from the East with 8 years. It should come traditionally to the West.”
The Osun APC Secretary noted that since the ban on political campaigns by aspirants from the party placed 2 years ago has been lifted, “the coast is clear for the gladiators to start politicking.”
Alhaji Salinsile stressed that the loss of the Osun West senatorial District by-election will not be a factor in determining the next governor of Osun State saying the party is prepared for the PDP and other parties in the election.