IGUELABA (ORHIONMWON) – The people of Iguelaba Community in the oil rich Ugu Ward in Orhionmwon Local Government Area, Edo State recently accorded a rousing welcome to one of their sons, Comrade Tony Kabaka Adun to the community. Tony Kabaka is the chairman, Akugbe Ventures, a revenue consultancy firm to Edo State government.
Comrade Tony Kabaka who paid an unscheduled visit to his maternal home, said it was for the purpose of identifying with his kin, in view of the forthcoming general elections.
Speaking with The Nigerian OBSERVER at Elaba Esigie Primary School, venue for the grand reception, he noted that his visit coincided with the commemoration of the annual Igue festival held recently in the community.
He said that his maternal grandfather, late Pa Okankan Osagie, whose reign in the community brought rapid developments could not have been forgotten so soon, especially as the role he played to ensure speedy progress among the people was yet to be rivaled.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Edo State Governor on Youths Mobilisation, said that his visit was to sensitise his kin on the need to vote All Progressives Congress (APC) to retain it pride of place in the political circle of the nation’s democracy.
The politician, whose philanthropic gesture cuts across the state however thanked his kin for the honour accorded him during the visit.
He solicited their usual cooperation to ensure that all APC candidates win in the general elections for the purposes of adequate representation, while assuring them of his continued commitments to ensure good governance in the area.
Comrade Tony Kabaka, who expressed dismay over the attitude of some politicians, however, urged the people to be patient with the governor, saying that the few years of the administration of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has done more good than the 10 years of the PDP led government in the state.
He thanked the Governor Oshiomhole and entire APC leaders in the state for their magnanimity to the people of the state and urged them to build more in human capital development.
In his remark, the Odionwere-in-council of the community, Pa Ogunsiyi, who was represented by a prominent son and chief in Benin Kingdom, Chief Gaius Aigbogun, stressed that the visit of the Chairman of Akugbe Ventures to the community was unprecedented in the history of the community.
He said that the people of the community were elated about the visit to the extent that they closed down markets and shops and also aborted their initial scheduled to received one of their own whom he said has made them proud, in view of his achievements at both the political and social circles.
He prayed God and the ancestors for divine protection promotion upon Akugbe Ventures boss and his family to enable him complete the good works he had started on earth.
The Odionwere assured him of their supports before, during and after the general elections to enable him succeed in his Herculean task.