Fayemi hails Oyinlola @ 70, describes him as epitome of courage


Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has congratulated a former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola on his 70th birthday; describing him as an epitome of courage, dignity and character.

Fayemi in a congratulatory letter personally signed by him said Oyinlola does not stand out among his peers only by nobility but also “his enormous gift of garb, wits and inner stamina.”

The Governor who noted that Oyinlola had always been elderly in conduct and wisdom hailed the former military governor of Lagos as a man with “native intelligence and philosophical conviction.”

He said it was not surprising that the former governor who is also a prince of Okuku in Osun State had emulative characters because “he is a man well rooted in palace courtesies and has an epaulet full of garlands and medals in military excellence.”

The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum added that Oyinlola had earned the respect of many people as a very loyal and forthright gentleman who never betrayed any cause to which he was committed.

He said, “My Egbon, as I fondly refer to him, is very loyal and forthright gentleman who never betrays any cause to which he is committed. His forthrightness and frankness sometimes pitches him against those who would prefer guile and deception, but for the Okuku prince, fidelity is the highest form of honour.

“Even before now, he has always been elderly in conduct and wisdom. A truly prince in courage, dignity and character.

 “You cannot but be marvelled by the depth of his native intelligence and philosophical conviction. Prince Oyinlola is unique in so many ways. The thing that stands him out is not just the nobility of his birth or the genteelness of his military education but his enormous gift of garb, wits and inner stamina”, Fayemi extols.

“As he joins the prestigious club of septuagenarians, I pray God to continue to bless him with good health and sound mind. On behalf of my wife, the Government and good people of Ekiti State, this is wishing Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola a wonderful 70th birthday and long life.”


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