March 12, 2014

Jonathan’s wife honours women-friendly leaders

ABEOKUTA — As part of the events marking this year’s International Women’s Day, the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has honoured some “women-friendly leaders” of the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Presenting the awards on behalf of the First Lady, the State Coordinator of the Women for Change and Development Initiative, Mrs Abosede Ogunleye, said the awardees were chosen after a careful appraisal of their support for women, the youth and the less-privileged in the society, in line with the objective of the Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO.

Among the award recipients were former Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Alhaji Rafiu Ogunleye; Chairman, Organisation and Mobilisation Committee, PDP, South-West, Prince Buruji Kashamu; Chairman, Elders Council, PDP, Ogun State, Alhaji Agboola Alausa; State PDP Chairman, Engr. Adebayo Dayo; former acting Zonal Secretary, Chief ‘Pegba Otemolu; PDP chieftain, Chief Tunde Olowu; State PDP Secretary, Alhaji Semiu Sodipo; party stalwart, Chief Zacchaeus Oyekunle and governorship aspirant, Hon. Kayode Amusan.

Others were former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ogun State, Chief Tola Odulaja; former Commissioner for Forestry, Dr. Adedoyin Adeleke; another gubernatorial aspirant and Chief Sikirulai Ogundele and party chieftains, among others.

Speaking on behalf of the other award recipients, Kashamu thanked the organisers of the event for the honour, just as he announced a donation of N1 million and three cars to the organisation.
He also announced the donation of office space to the organisation within the premises of the Goodluck Jonathan Political Centre, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State.