Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who are loyalists of the Osun state governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke have reportedly donated over 600 cows to mark his inauguration ceremony as the Osun State governor today, Sunday, November 27, 2022.
Adeleke has been sworn in today, Sunday, November 27, 2022, to begin a four-year term as the sixth executive governor of the State.
Adeleke had won the Osun gubernatorial election of July 16, 2022, against the main contender and outgoing governor of the State, Adegboyega Oyetola.
Recall that Adeleke lost out in the same party(PDP) in the 2018 gubernatorial election.
It was gathered that celebrations will be held across the various councils in the state after today’s swearing-in Ceremony.
The PDP members and Adeleke loyalists, it was gathered, bought some cows to celebrate Adeleke’s swearing-in, which they described as ‘the burial of All Progressives Congress (APC) government’ in the state.
According to sources at the party’s secretariat, the cows have been distributed to the 332 wards of the 30 local government areas of the state, while prayers from selected Christian and Muslim leaders would be held to seek God’s blessings for the newly inaugurated government.
Aside from the cows that arrived in trailers provided by committed PDP leaders in the state, other party members were said to have contributed money towards their entertainment, while arrangements for musical performances have been made.
It was gathered that in Ede, the country home of Adeleke, the celebration would be held at different locations of the town. Celebration is also expected to take place at the market square of Ipetumodu, the headquarters of Ife North Local Government Area of the state.
In Ikire, the headquarters of Irewole Local Government Area of the state, 15 cows have been reportedly slaughtered, while 20 are to be used for the celebration in Osogbo, the state capital.
While 20 cows will also be slaughtered for the celebration in Ejigbo, the headquarters of Ejigbo Local Government Area of the state today, four will be slaughtered in Modakeke ,Ife East Local Government Area of the state.
One of the organisers and PDP chieftains, Bola Oyebowale told newsmen that the events would take the form of a carnival.
Oyebowale expressed excitement at Adeleke’s victory at the poll, which, according to him, “would lift the state out of backwardness and poverty which the APC forced on it.”