Obasanjo, Adesina call for unity among Owu people
The Olowu of Owu-Ijebu, Ogun state, Oba Segun Adesina, has called on Owu people to do more to help each other.
Adesina made this call during the 26th Owu National Convention, recently held at the Cultural Centre, Mokola, Ibadan, Oyo State.
He said: “We need to do more for our people wherever they are. When we find ourselves in positions of political authority, we should serve. We should not be partial, but where our people have excelled, they should not be deprived of the opportunity.”
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is also an Owu son, while speaking at the convention, said: “Let’s look everywhere for where there are Owu people.
Someone told me there might be Owu people in Ekiti State, in Ondo State, let’s look for them. Our fathers did not throw away their children.
In fact, anyone who says he is an Owu person and behaves like an Owu, let us accept him.”
One of the Owu sons and Otuba Atunluse of Owu-Ijebu, Otunba Femi Adewunmi also reiterated that Owu descendants were all from the same lineage, so must be their brother’s keeper.
He also said he would like to see his people become a “strong pressure group to ensure advancement of all Owu communities starting from his own stronghold, Owu-Ijebu.
The Owu National Convention is a yearly event , where Owu communities come together to discuss about their origin, their various challenges in their various locations and the way forward for progress and development
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