Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke were among the invited guests at the 16th Harvest Anniversary and Thanksgiving Service of the Love of Christ Generation Church, C&S, in Victoria Island, Lagos State over the weekend.
As usual, the Osun State Governor did not fail to entertain other guests and church members with his signature-style bout of dancing at the event.
Apart from Obasanjo, others present who saw Adeleke dancing at the event included the Ooni of Ife, His Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi; the Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Aare Dele Momodu; Osun State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Adewale Egbedun and members of the Osun House of Assembly; and top political and traditional rulers
However, the former Nigerian President did not allow the occasion to slip without making comments about the penchants of the Osun State Governor to break out in dancing at public events.
Speaking during his address at the occasion, Obasanjo commended Adeleke for not allowing his love for dancing to affect his performance as governor
Olawale Rasheed, spokesperson to the Osun State Governor quoted Obasanjo as noting that Adeleke is an example of a leader who is not ashamed to praise God despite occupying the highest office in the state.
The former President also said dancing and working for God and the people are things to be proud of.
“Mr. Governor, they call you a dancer. But you are dancing to praise God. And I heard you are working hard for your people”, Chief Obasanjo who spoke in Yoruba language affirmed.
Chief Obasanjo said, “Dancing to praise God is praiseworthy, especially with the reports of good developments happening in Osun state.
“God whom you are praising will shower his blessings on your state and government. I associate with you.
“Again, I learnt you are a listening leader. They said you take advice from the young and old. I am happy to hear that.
“I call on His Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, and other royal fathers to support the Governor to deliver more. Mr. Governor, continue to work closely with traditional rulers, elders, and stakeholders of your state.
“I charge Kabiyesi Ooni to always host close-door meetings with the Governor. God whom the Governor is praising will continue to support him. He will not fail”, Chief Obasanjo concluded.
Speaking at the event, Governor Adeleke said his habit of praise worship is to celebrate the owner of heaven and earth, saying “I am never ashamed to hold unto God through song and dance.
“Several men and women of God predicted my governorship. I am here to praise God for the prophecy that has come to pass. My communion with God is to come back to thank and praise him.
“I do this in several places of worship. My covenant with God is also to truly deliver dividends of democracy to my people. In 100 days in office, I did what many could not achieve in four years.
“We reformed the public service, attended to worker’s welfare, constructed and reconstructed over 40 kilometres of roads, and implemented free medical surgeries with more than 40,000 beneficiaries.
“We are working on super overhead bridges to ease connectivity. We are reforming the education sector. We are building up our agriculture sector. I am working to make Osun State a reference point.
“I seek your prayers. I solicit your support. We are committed to God and the people”, the Governor concluded.