The atmosphere went agog as the leading and grounded aspirant for Irele/Okitipupa Federal Constituency, under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Olumuyiwa Daramola (DOD), arrived his hometown, Ode-Aye, in Okitipupa local government area.
Despite intending not to blow trumpet as regards his coming, he was warmly welcomed by an unprecedented mammoth crowd, chanting ”welcome Dr. Olumuyiwa Daramola our illustrious son, we have been waiting for you” all in affirmation of their support and solidarity. The aged, youths and children joined in the long walk from the community entrance to the Palace of His Royal Majesty, Oba Williams Akinmusayo Akinlade; Halu of Ode-Aye Kingdom, even as they kept bathing him with prayers all the way. The Okada riders amongst others couldn’t but halted their commercial activities to join the train.
The neighboring communities of Okitipupa and its environs were not left behind as people kept trooping in, to see and welcome the much awaited youngest, humblest and humanity personified, aspirant.
His Royal Majesty, The Halu of Aye Kingdom, with his council of chiefs enthusiastically pronounced on him their Royal blessings and declared their unalloyed support in all ramifications.
Dr. Olumuyiwa Daramola, having received the Royal blessings, proceeded alongside the sea of people to his family house, where he met another cluster of people who had gone ahead of him to his family house.
The Okitipupa Local Government women leader led the women leaders to express their total support towards the project, and raised Dr. Daramola’s hands for public endorsement.
The Local Government and ward coordinators across the two local governments of Irele and Okitipupa were also in attendance. The Youth leaders as well as political heavyweights across the Federal Constituency were not left behind in declaring their unflinching support.
Following several display and performances organized by the enthused community women and youths, came a brief welcome address and thereafter, Dr. Olumuyiwa Daramola expressed a profound appreciation to the people for their overwhelming support, promising never to let them down. He concluded by saying that by God’s grace, he is fully on ground, and he would give whatever it takes to make this project a reality, with the support of the people and rescue the Constituency from the grips of maladministration and political hibernation come 2023.
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