Celebration of Ife Day; for Sustainable Development Peace and Progress.

Senator Babajide Omoworare Representing Osun East (Ife/Ijesa) Senatoril District of the State of Osun at the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Congratulates His Imperial Majesty Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse Eriogun the II, the Ooni of Ife, his council of Obas and chiefs, Ife elders, the organising committee, Ife indigenous organisations ¬†and citizens at home and diaspora as we celebrate the 2014 Ife day. It is significant that Ifes’ and friends of the land will gather together on Saturday 16th March 2014, to celebrate the greatness of the cradle of the Yoruba race. May the day bring forth everlasting peace and progress desired by all.

I equally explore this opportunity to welcome His Excellency the Governor of the State of Osun Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and all other dignitaries from within and outside the state as they honour our invitations and witness the glorious home coming and cultural renaissance of the ancient cradle of the Yoruba race. We wish all our guests a memorable and fulfilling stay during this celebration.

It is very crucial that we draw needed lessons of this period by giving absolute peace which is crucial for speedy and sustainable development of Ifeland a chance. As a people of divine and manifest destiny to lead the noble and pacesetting Yoruba race, we cannot afford to occupy an obscure place among the race and other nationalities in Nigeria. Violence imposed underdevelopment must be a thing of the past as we all must unite in peace and harmony regardless of our political, religious, economic or philosophical divides.

Similarly, I implore all to embrace and participate in the ongoing voter registration exercise in our large numbers to vote during elections which is our civic responsibility. Our wards of voting age and those who have not participated in this exercise in the past must register to maximise our voting strength. With the giant stride of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ile-Ife in particular and Osun State in general, our vote are crucial to return the Governor for another people oriented Governance which is favourable to Ife land.

I wish all Ife people a fruitful and memorable celebration

Tunde Dairo
Media Assistant to Senator Babajide Omoworare