The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has pledged his unflinching support for Barrister Wakil Oyedemi in the 2023 Senatorial race for Oyo Central Senatorial District.
Alaafin gave the assurance when Barrister Oyedemi paid him a courtesy visit in his ancient palace.
Describing Oyedemi as ‘’diligent, trustworthy and reliable’, Oba Adeyemi cited among his reasons, Barrister Oyedemi’s pedigree of being from a prominent traditional Chieftaincy family of Baale Akeetan ruling house in Oyo, which known for its valour and unwavering loyalty to the revered institution of the Alaafin.
He also cited Barrister Oyedemi’s un-relentless interest in the development of Oyo and and empowering the people, most especially in the areas of scholarship awards for indigent but brilliant students, which spanned several years.
What is more, the Paramount Ruler recalled Barrister Oyedemi’s demonstration of uncommon maturity in the aftermath of the last Senatorial race which led to the emergence of Senator Teslim Folarin, and how Oyedemi whole-heartedly took his advice with magnanimity.
Said he, ‘’since that time, Barrister Oyedemi remained the most consistent and strongest pillar of APC in Oyo Federal Constituency by funding the party on a continuous basis from his own hard earned income and without occupying any political post or enjoying any benefit from the government.
‘’Barrrister Oyedemi’s highest demonstration of unalloyed loyalty to his party is an example worthy of emulation’’.
‘’My endorsement and support of Barrister Wakil Oyedemi as the next Senator for Oyo Central Senatorial District is premised on the fact that though Oyedemi is a highly educated and articulate Attorney at Law who is widely recognised in the United States of America, his love for his hometown, Oyo, and Nigeria as a whole has been a source of inspiration to the rural populace because of his kind gesture to them and which he has continuously demonstrated at all times with uncommon humility’’.
Earlier, Barrister Wakil Oyedemi expressed appreciation for the Alaafin’s devotional prayer and endorsement of his candidature come 2023 Senatorial election.
According to him, “What else can I say when the Alaafin can publicly endorsement my candidature for the next Senatorial seat in 2023, the rest is easy. Obviously, Kabiyesi has been following my activities with keen interest as we all heard from him. Trust me, getting Kabiyesi’s public endorsement is not easy, but a rare blessing to come by. I feel elated.
‘’ I will continue to be a strong pillar for our party the All Progressives Congress (APC).We will continue to wax stronger and we shall be the winning party in 2023.
“I am very grateful to Kabiyesi for finding me worthy of his endorsement and Royal blessing”, an enthusiastic Barrister Wakil Oyedemi said.