***Under this administration, Ilaje produces First Deputy Governor, First Chief Judge, he says.

***As Ilaje Forum honours Justice Odusola.

“Under this administration, Ilaje had produced the first Deputy Governor, and now the first Chief Judge of Ondo State” .

These are the words of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa while representing Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON at the Civic Reception organized by Ilaje Forum in honour of the newly appointed Chief Judge of Ondo State, Justice Olusegun Ayedun Odusola, held at International Culture and Event Center, The Dome, Alagbaka Akure on Saturday.

Indeed, it was a golden night of tributes and commendations on Justice Odusola who has a very rich and enviable trajectory in the judiciary.

In his remarks as Special Guest of Honour at the very impressive event, Aiyedatiwa said, “what you are doing today is not merely celebrating Justice Odusola, it is also a popular affirmation, giving credence to the passion of Mr Governor for always considering merit to put a round peg in a round hole in appointing people to positions of responsibility”.

“We therefore have every reason to thank Mr Governor for considering Justice Olusegun Odusola eminently worthy” .

“We have never had it so good as no one can surpass Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON in his love for us as a people” , he declared.

Charging Justice Odusola to always stand tall, the Deputy Governor said, “this special ceremony should further challenge him to continue to uphold those virtues and never to depart from the path of honour for which he is being celebrated today” .

Acknowledging the significance of the event organizer, Ilaje Forum, Aiyedatiwa said, “the State Government will continue to be committed to the development of Ilaje people and would be willing to collaborate with you all in this direction” .

He equally thanked Ilaje Nation for demonstrating their love and support for the rulling All Progressives Congress, APC, by massively voting all APC candidates in the recently concluded general elections.

“You should be rest assured that you have chosen that path that will accelerate critical infrastructural development of Ilaje land and the State in general” , he promised.

Speaking on “The Role of The Judiciary in The Development of Democracy” , the guest speaker, Ebun Adegboruwa SAN, charged Justice Odusola to teach political actors on the need to follow rule of law.

“Our people must have faith in the capacity of the bench” , he said.

While calling for a Judiciary that is independent and courageous for a just society, Ebun Adegboruwa implored Justice Odusola to leave a legacy of Judiciary that will look and speak to power at all times.

The Chairman of Ilaje Forum that organized the reception, Professor Edamisan Temiye congratulated the newly appointed Chief Judge for being a good ambassador of Ilaje Nation as he prayed God to assist him perform well.

Justice Odusola appreciated Ondo State Government and Ilaje Forum for the joy and warmth reception, promising that, the reward for hardwork, is more work.

Other dignitaries at the event are, Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon, David Oleyelogun, Hon Justices and Magistrates, Ondo State APC Chairman, Engr Ade Adetimehin, Secretary to Ondo State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu, Head of Service, Pastor Kayode Ogundele, House of Assembly members, State Cabinet members, OSOPADEC Chairman, Sam Erejuwa, Asiwaju Oluyemi Ogunyemi, Chairman, Ilaje Forum, Prof Edamisan Temiye and others.

Kenneth Odusola-Stevenson,
Press Secretary to Governor Office of Deputy Governor.

Photo Credit: Abayomi Adefolalu

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