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Encomium as Ogun PDP Senatorial Candidate turns 51

By Onyedika Agbedo
18 August 2022   |   8:22 am
The media aide to Chief Olumide Aderinokun, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun Central Senatorial District of Ogun State, Mr Taiye Taiwo, has paid a glowing tribute to him as he marks his 51st birthday anniversary today. In the tribute made available to The Guardian, Taiwo described the celebrant as a…

Olumide Aderinokun PHOTO: Simon Emmy

The media aide to Chief Olumide Aderinokun, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun Central Senatorial District of Ogun State, Mr Taiye Taiwo, has paid a glowing tribute to him as he marks his 51st birthday anniversary today.

In the tribute made available to The Guardian, Taiwo described the celebrant as a man who genuinely cares for his people, adding that he has demonstrated that with his responsive and inclusive leadership style.

He added that Aderinokun has through his Olumide and Stephanie Aderinokun Foundation recorded substantial accomplishments in sectors like education, infrastructure and healthcare.

The tribute read: “In the midst of the painful reality we endure in Nigeria, Chief Olumide Aderinokun is one of the people who genuinely cares and has shown that with his responsive and inclusive leadership style.

“If anyone is compiling a list of the most influential people in Ogun State at the moment, Olumide Aderinokun, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate in Ogun Central, has to be on such a list.

“The future of Ogun Central Senatorial District is not something to be afraid of with the Akinruyiwa of Owu Kingdom bringing relief of hope and a bright future.

“Aderinokun was born on August 18, 1971, in Abeokuta where he had his Basic and High School education. He is a full-bred son of Ogun State, with a father from the dignified Aderinokun family in Abeokuta and a mother from the popular Kuku lineage in Ijebu-Ode.

“In addition to his political responsibilities, the “man of the people” doubles as a property developer and realtor with interest in joint venture projects. He is the Chairman of Canary Brook Limited, a real estate firm that has been tested and trusted by a number of clients both within and outside the country.

“The PDP senatorial candidate is also the Director of Adeona Farming Nigeria Limited, which is centred on agricultural services like livestock and sales of poultry products. He directs Apptide Technologies, which is a software development organisation.

“Accumulatively, Aderinokun has played an active role in employing youths with expertise in agriculture, technology and construction, amongst others. He imbibes and perpetuates the culture of goodness, and his love for his people is immeasurable.

“Earlier this week, his human feelings prompted him to visit the family of a late MAPOLY student who was kidnapped, raped and killed in Ogun State. Expectedly, he spent ample time with the grieving parents and at the end offered to sponsor the education of the younger brother of the deceased through his foundation immediately after his primary education.

“A seasoned politician and one of Nigeria’s foremost and accomplished entrepreneurs, Aderinokun has not only distinguished himself as an embodiment of the highest standard of integrity, but has also continued to live a life that inspires brilliance, innovativeness, diligence, confidence and tenacity. These have been brought to bear in many endeavours, as seen by the seemingly infinite list of his accomplishments and legacies.

“Though he was not born with a silver spoon, the Akinruyiwa of Owu Kingdom through sheer grit and determination was able to distinguish himself and he is showing no signs of slowing down.

“As a proactive chairman of several firms that have made essential contributions to the development and expansion of the nation’s economy, his unique mentorship and smart business solutions speak a lot about his visionary and pragmatic attitude to key things in life.”

It continued: “His humanitarian efforts through the Olumide and Stephanie Aderinokun Foundation have not gone unnoticed with substantial accomplishments in sectors like education, infrastructure and healthcare, among others.

“The projects embarked upon by the Foundation include construction and launching of 19 borehole projects across the six Local Government Areas in Ogun Central Senatorial District, free interest loans to traders across Ogun Central, scholarships worth N50, 000 for 60 students (10 from each of the six LGAs), free JAMB registration for secondary school graduates, periodic visits to Oba Ademola Maternity Centre, amongst others.

“These accomplishments have positioned him as a catalyst for economic progress, a positive change agent, a visionary leader and a one-of-a-kind diamond whose life should be preserved in Nigeria as a role model.

“The Akinruyiwa of Owu Kingdom stands out in Ogun State not only for his humanitarian gesture to people. His support for youth development in Ogun State is unrivalled. In homage to his humanity and relentless strides, the Ogun Central Senatorial hopeful has earned various awards from regulatory bodies, Civil Society Organisations, community development associations and youth organisations.

“The awards include Golden State Patron of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) in Ogun State; Humanitarian Award by Dynamic Film Makers Association; 2022 Outstanding Personality of the Year by the Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria – Ogun State Chapter; Excellence in Societal Empowerment at the 2021 Southwest Legendary Awards and a host of others.

“Apparently, the coast is clear for a new vision in Ogun Central Senatorial District with Chief Aderinokun.

“As the drums are rolled out, we join millions of Nigerians from all walks of life not only in celebration of Aderinokun’s 51st birthday anniversary, but also in recognition of his immense contributions to the economic and socio-cultural development of the most populous Black nation.”

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