Oyegun At 80: Akeredolu, Fayemi, Okowa Celebrate Ex APC Chairman

Oyegun At 80: Akeredolu, Fayemi, Okowa Celebrate Ex APC Chairman

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, his Ekiti State counterpart, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, have joined well-wishers across the nation to extol the leadership qualities of the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, as he turns 80 today.

Akeredolu described the former governor of Edo State as an enigmatic leader with inviolably unassailable leadership qualities whose life is a study to all.

In a statement yesterday in Akure by its Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Ojo Oyewamide, Akeredolu said: “The immeasurable virtues and the strong contents of character as embedded in Odigie-Oyegun are what announce the real achiever. Odigie-Oyegun’s existence has been a life of selfless, dedicated and uncompromising service to humanity.”

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Fayemi, in a congratulatory message to Odigie-Oyegun, described the former Edo State governor as a thoroughbred administrator who built an enviable public service record through sheer hard work, brilliance, and integrity.

At 80, Chief Odigie-Oyegun remains an enigma, a reference point in terms of humility, selfless service, and integrity in public service. The younger generation of public servants and politicians have a lot to learn from the track record of this great leader,” he said.

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Okowa, who described Odigie-Oyegun as a quintessential administrator and first-class political leader whose leadership credentials were exemplary, commended him for his strong convictions and unwavering commitment to humanity, which engendered his astonishing accomplishments in life saying: “As you join the octogenarian club, we thank you for your kind contributions to nation-building. It is my prayer that the good Lord will continue to uphold and guide you in all your future endeavours.

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As you mark 80 years today, we celebrate you and all that you have accomplished through your humble beginnings to your illustrious career as a top-notch civil servant; first civilian governor of Edo, pro-democracy activist and first elected national chairman of the APC.”

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