In his remarks at a reception in honour of President Buhari at his Ijebu Ode palace on Monday, Oba Adetona remarked that: “we have been following your policies and activities. We want to tell you that we support you. It is said that if you don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill us. We don’t want corruption to kill us. Please continue your fight against corruption.”
The revered monarch said he was confident that President Buhari will right the wrongs of the past. “We believe, Mr. President, that you will lay a solid foundation for a better Nigeria. We believe you will create a country where everyone will live in harmony. Where there will be peace and unity among the people”, he said.
President Buhari who arrived in Ijebu Ode at 6.00 p.m. apologised for his late arrival ascribing it to the full diplomatic protocols accorded the visiting Italian Prime Minister, which made him to leave Abuja around 3.30 p.m.
Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, in his own short remarks, thanked all the personalities who had waited patiently for Mr. President. “There are lots of activities lined up at the State capital, but it was President Buhari who insisted that he must come to see Kabiyesi Awujale, that he cannot come to Ogun State without seeing Kabiyesi”.
The reception was attended by about eight former governors of Ogun State, 51 traditional rulers from Ijebu land, Otunbas, Chiefs and eminent personalities, among whom were Dr. Mike Adenuga, Oba Otudeko, Otunba Subomi Balogun, Senator Lekan Mustapha, Chief Rasak Okoya, Sir Adebutu Kensington, Professor Oluyemisi Obilade and Professor Olufemi Bamiro.