Members and executives of the Osun New Era Group (ONE-G), an affiliation of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State of Osun have started showering encomiums on the current Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Moshood Olalekan Adeoti, on the occasion of his 65th birthday.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the State Coordinator of the group, Mr Jamiu Ibrahim and made available to Journalists in the state capital.
According to the group, Alhaji Adeoti has consistently been an embodiment of what progressive politics should be not just within the Southwest geo-political zone but the entire country at large.
According to the APC group, the man, Adeoti has paid his dues as a leader as reflected in all his actions while he was the party chairman in the state during the most turbulent period in the political history of the state.
The group reflected on the period preceding and following the 2007 governorship election when members of the opposition party were being arrested and clamped into detention on trumped-up charges ranging from arson and bomb explosion.
“Throughout the period mentioned above, Adeoti and some others remained committed to the progressive ideals of the party.
“Throughout the period of his incarceration, he remained unperturbed and never for once betrayed the course of his progressive politics despite numerous overtures extended to him by the then PDP-led administration in the state.
“As a group, all we can do to celebrate this political icon of our time is to jointly continue to pray that Almighty Allah spares his life to continue to be a shining light to the younger progressive elements within the APC fold in the state and even beyond,” the group prayed.
In the same vein, another political and civil society group, the People’s Welfare League (PWL) also added to the numerous congratulatory messages by wishing him success in all his future political endeavours.
According to the State Coordinator of the group, Comrade Abiodun Agboola, the celebrant has become a role model to most of the group members.
He therefore wished Alhaji Adeoti more celebration of the day in good health and prosperity.
In his own congratulatory message, a frontline APC member and current Leader of the House in Iwo Local Government Council, Mr Tunde Akinlawon, praised the celebrant for his style of politics and doggedness in his struggle to ensure a better Osun and prayed for his long life.