Former Senator representing Lagos East senatorial District and Minister of Works, Sen. Seye Ogunlewe and All Progressives Congress ( Lagos East) Vice Chairman, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, joined family and friends on Tuesday at the one-year remembrance of late Senator Adebayo Oshinowo.
The event, which was held at the Galaxy Events Centre Ogudu area of Lagos state, had in attendance the DG Team Pepper, Primate Charles Odugbesi; Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Establishment, Yetunde Arobieke; SOB Agunbiade representatives, Agboyi Ketu lcda Vice Chairman, Mufi Okusi, Ikosi Isheri Lcda Vice Chairman, Mukhaila Adisa, Musiliu Aigoro, Lanre Carew, Moyo Ogunlewe, among others.
Ogunlewe, who described the late senator Osinowo as ‘Aburo,’ said he lived for humanity
He said, “Every Wednesday’s Bayo give money to people for the past 5 years. People queue from his house up to my gate entrance. The vulnerable people and aged women no matter how long the queue, get money every mid-week.”
He said while the senator was in Action Congress (now APC) despite their different political affiliations at the time he always commend the senator for his exceptional humanitarian gesture to the masses.
“We can not see any person who can do that again among the senators. Myself, I did not do 10% of what he did,” Ogunlewe asserted.
While we were building the recreation centre inside Ogudu GRA, opposite his house. He just came one day when a swimming pool was about to be built and donated Twenty-five Million naira for the project.
He added, ”December three years ago, I was hospitalized. A man suddenly came and behold, it was Oshinowo, immediately he told the doctor that he will foot all my hospital bills and equally deposit the money there, including all the seated visitors were given money, Senator Ogunlewe recounted.
He has done well for me, my people, my family and my friends.
The former Minister of Works, Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe, decried the attendance and urge the organizer to make the event an inclusive by setting up standing committee to enable everyone’s contribute meaningfully to celebrate the late senator in a more befitting way.
The APC Lagos East senatorial District Vice Chairman Asipa Kaoli Olusanya in his remarks stated as follows.
“The position I am currently occupying as Vice Chairman East senatorial District, my predecessor I replaced spent one term he ought to have gone for second term.
For me, as a person I don’t struggle for anything I believe in what my maker decreed. However, our friend, Oshinowo called me to proceed to Acme and picked the form.
On getting to the party’s secretariat I approached the former state Chairman, Dele Ajomale, who told me my name was not on the list. Senator was hinted about the development immediately he left his home headed to the source( Ashiwaju Bola Tinubu) Bourdilon residence. About 10 minutes later the person who told me my name was not on the list was the one curbing everywhere searching for me and present the form to me. He has render assistance to several people.
“Every morning in his house its like Friday’s Jumat service time, while afternoon and night in his house is always like Mecca of sort
In his residence nine out of every 10 calls the late senator received daily are financial assistants which he rendered without even blinking an eye according to Asipa Kaoli Olusanya.
Kosofe Local Government Chairmaship aspirant, Honorable Musiliu Aigoro, Onyeachi among other, also paid a glowing tributes to the senator.
The duo of Imam Bawaala and Pastor Ogboro Gbenga lead Muslim and Christian prayers for the deceased, family, and followers.
In his welcome remarks, Primate Charles Odugbesi for Team Pepper
He expressed his profound gratitude to those who Honoured the invitation and those who got the invites through social media.
He said if this event did not hold today we wouldn’t have known those who loved us and otherwise. About 2Years ago , you can not enter Pepper’s house without clearance from some person’s.
“Precisely, about 18 months ago some will say after Pepper is God. But, where are they today?”
The attendance here today doesn’t really matter but what you do today will be history tomorrow, your presence shows those who truly loved the Senator wholeheartedly, Primate Charles remarked.
Speaking further he said preparation for the maiden event started as far back as April he reached out to his people.
The Oshinowo’s family were contacted. however, told is against their doctrine. We then decided to hold lecture and talk about the Political icon’s personality on what he has done for me, beneficiaries and the people of Lagos East senatorial District and The state.
He said the lawmaker is not someone that should be forgotten in an hurry, coupled with the fact that he risked his life for so many people.
News Credit: Kosofe Post