Fayose, Dankwambo, Adebutu get chieftaincy titles in Ekiti

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The Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe, on Friday, conferred a chieftaincy title, Apesin Apogun Pote, on Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.

Also honoured with chieftaincy titles were Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo, his wife, Hajia Ummi Adama and a member representing Remo Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Ladipo Adebutu.

Dankwambo was bestowed with the title, Akinmuagun, his wife, Yeye Akinmuagun while Adebutu became Ajirosola.

Fayose and Dankwambo had on Thursday commissioned the new hall built within the Ewi's palace by the State Government to honour Oba Adejugbe and Ado Ekiti people.

The ceremony was attended by traditional rulers from both Ekiti and Gombe States and important dignitaries, including former Benue State Governor, Mr Gabriel Suswam, a PDP chieftain, Chief Bode George, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Wole Olanipekun, and a former Minister of Health, Mr Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, among others.

The governor at the event boasted that his successor will trounce the All Progressives Congress in the 2018 governorship poll because he is a grassroots politician, who commanded enormous goodwill among the populace in the state.

He assured the royal fathers that he won't give Ekiti a governor that would disrespect them or treat them scornfully.

According to him, the royal fathers occupy sacred positions that must be honoured and respected at all times.

"The governor that will come here to perform and respect all the monarchs in Ekiti will be presented by the PDP for 2018 poll. We know what you stand for and what you represent. You are so important to us and we will treat you with respect.

"We won't give you a governor that will disrespect you or that won't be able to perform or that will reverse all we have done for you. Ado Ekiti deserves respect and the governor that will come after me will surely appreciate this and do what is expected for this town," Fayose said.

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