Arrangement has been concluded for the 2022 edition of the Yoruba national day celebration.
A statement by Comrade Awa Bamiji, the President-General, Grand Council of Yoruba Youths, said this year’s edition would be chaired by Araba of Osogbo and Agba Awo of Yoruba land, Araba Ifayemi Elebuibon.
According to Awa, the theme of this year’s event is, ‘2023: Yoruba land, Electoral Victory is Our Turn, Bring it Forward.’
A former chairman, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Ondo State, Ambassador Sola Iji; International Rights’ Activist and former gubernatorial aspirant in Osun State, Otunba Jumoke Ogunkeyede (JMK); and former President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Segun Mayegun, are the discussants at the event.
Former deputy governor of Oyo State, Chief Iyiola Oladokun, is the Chief Host, while the chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Hon. Isaac Omodewu, will be the Host.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Prince Tajudeen Oluyole Olusi, APC presidential candidate and Leader of Afenifere, would be the Special Guest of Honour and Guest of Honour.
“Father and Mother of the day are former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, and Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi, former former first lady, Oyo State.
“This year’s edition of the annual celebration of hardwork and success in Yoruba land is dedicated to ‘VOTE TINUBU 2023,'” the statement said.
The event will hold on Friday September 23, 2022, at the Banquet Hall of Oyo State APC Secretariat, Oke Ado, Ibadan, by 11am, Awa said.
“It will witness the endorsement of the the APC gubernatorial candidates in the South West, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos); Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun (Ogun); and Senator Teslim Folarin (Oyo).
“Also, the beautifully carved Odu’a Ori Olokun Awards would be given to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as African man of the Century (Akanda Eda Ile Alawodudu Ti A To Ogorun Odun Ki A To Ri Iru’e); Otunba Gbenga Daniel (Agbomola Ti Odu’a); Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi (Iya Eto Ti Ile Odu’a); Princess Bisi Sangodoyin (Iyaniwura Ti Ile Odu’a); Chief Pop Olorogun Adebanjo (Eni Itan Ti Ile Odu’a); Chief (Prince) Adesokan Felix Oni (Ore Ara Ilu); Ogbeni Sunny Ajose (Awokose Odo Odu’a); Prophet Gabriel Evans (Akekaka Ki Oloro O Gbo Ti Ile Odu’a); Prophet Joshua Iginla (Ojise Oluwa Ti Koni Abawon); Alhaji Abiuwa Ahmed; Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife (Yoruba Symbol of Unity, Amin Isokan Odu’a); and Oba (Dr) Mahood Olelekan Ishola Balogun Alli Okumade II, Olubadan of Ibadanland, (Yoruba Symbol of Unity, Amin Isokan Odu’a) in geniune appreciation of their most timely intervention alongside their noble works towards achieving peace, unity, and progress among various Yoruba political gladiators innthe build up to the last APC presidential primaries, held at Eagle Square, Abuja,” he added.
The Presdident-General noted that maximum security is guaranteed at the event, adding that COVID-19 protocols will also be strictly adhered to.