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Shaibu, Ehanire trade swings at Odigie-Oyegun@ 80 Golf Tourney


Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, minister designate, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and Senator Domingo Obende, yesterday, teed off at the John Odigie-Oyegun @80 birthday kitty in honour of the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Odegie-Oyegun, while addressing newsmen in Benin City, thanked God for sparing his life, and expressed delight at celebrating his 80th anniversary.

He described the golf tournament as a great honour to him and one he would remember for long, noting, “most of my friends are golfers and they chose to celebrate with me this way. I thank them all, including Benin Club, and the Edo State government for backing and funding this competition. This is a great honour to me at 80 years.”

Shaibu in his remarks said the state government chose to celebrate the state’s first civilian governor in honour of his contributions to national development.

“We chose to celebrate Odigie-Oyegun with this golf tournament because golf is a game of life and friendship. Thank God for his life. As a government, we will continue to tap from his experience.”Ehanire described the celebrant as a true Edo son who deserves to be celebrated as he has contributed to the development of the state and nation at large.


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