Two Northern Governors on Friday raged Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, to commend the 80th birthday celebration of Chief Alani Bankole, father of previous Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole.
The lead representatives are Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa.
They were joined at the occasion by the Governor of Ogun, Dapo Abiodun; previous Oyo State Governor, Rasheed Ladoja; previous Governor Mahmud Shinkafi of Zamfara and others.
Speaking at the occasion held at the Oluwo home of Chief Bankole, Gov Abiodun praised the previous National Chairman of the old All Peoples Party (APP) on his new age, depicting him as a marvel whose daylight radiates brilliantly across the political range of Nigeria and its customary institutions.
Abiodun added that set of experiences will recollect Bankole’s job in extending the rich social legacy of his people.
He expressed that Ogun is extremely pleased with the senior legislator’s crucial job in the advancement of Nigeria’s vote based system which has turned into a reference point.
“Baba, we are glad to have you as one of our own in Ogun State. You are a wonder whose daylight radiates splendidly across the political range of our dear country and her conventional organizations. As a kingmaker in your local Egbaland with conventional titles of Seriki Jagunmolu and Oluwo Iporo, Abeokuta, history will recollect your job in extending the rich social legacy of your people.
“As you age nimbly on, your home state is extremely glad for your essential job in the advancement of our majority rules system which has turned into a reference point. Your life is for sure a rousing story of phenomenal boldness, devotion, difficult work and obligation to support. We are especially thankful for your help of our Administration.
“My petition is that God will save you in solid brain and great wellbeing for such countless more years, to keep on being a wellspring of motivation and insightful advice to both our Administration and the more youthful ages,” the lead representative said.
On his part, the Jigawa state lead representative depicted the celebrant as one of the detribalised elderly folks who have coached numerous political pioneers and encouraged different Nigerians to copy him.
He said, “We partake in your advice, your direction and your recommendation. We will always remember your direction, your help and your recommendation. God will keep you to keep on directing us and backing us like you generally do.
“On benefit of our family from the opposite side of the country, we wish to salute you and we wish you many, numerous years.”
In his reaction, Bankole liked the lead representatives and charged them to keep on giving their best for the country.
Other prominent Nigerians who went to the occasion incorporate the Former legislative leader of Zamfara, Muhammadu Shinkafi, the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), previous legislative head of Oyo state, Rasidi Ladoja, Prof. Issac Oloyede, previous Military Administrator of Sokoto state, Abdurasheed Raji, among others.
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