The immediate past minister of interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has explained how he started his political journey and gave thank to the almighty Allah for the success recorded and also to the current president of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former president Muhammadu Buhari who God has used to elevated him to the political height he attained so far. He stated this at Oyo Alaafin yesterday during the civic reception organized in his honor by the league of Immams and ALFAS across South West Nigeria He said he would not have attained the position if not for God and these two eminent personalities. He thank the Concerned Muslim Scholars and Clerics in South Western Nigeria for hosting a civic reception in my honour in Oyo, Oyo State. I appreciate the many Scholars, Clerics and Muslim leaders who showered encomiums on me for being a ‘Pride to Islam’.
The success of our political journey and the achievements being celebrated by all and sundry today is due to the impact and confidence reposed in me by President Bola Tinubu and former President Muhammadu Buhari. To them, I will always be greatful!
I also thank specially, the Chairman, Oyo State Muslim Community, Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni; Prof. Sarafadeen Kareem from Federal University of Agriculture, Ogun State and Associate Prof. Abass Alade of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
Special appreciation goes to the Amir, Jamatul Tawunn Muslimeen and the Grand Mufti of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta, Sheikh Daud Imran Molaasan; Dr. Mahmud Danjuma from Kwara from the Department of Arabic Studies of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State; Imam Tajudeen Teniola from Lagos State; the Basorun of Oyo kingdom, High Chief Yusuf Akinadewho who spoke on behalf of the Oyomesi-in-council,
Chief Gbolagade; Alhaji Tajudeen Adebayo Kamarishe, the Aare Musulumi of Oyo kingdom; and the convener of the event, the Khadeemul Muslimeen of Oyo Kingdom, Sheikh Daud Tijani popularly known as Igi-Ogun.
The Acting Chief Imam of Oyo, Sheikh Abdullateef Abdulazeez, Former SSG, Osun State, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, Federal Commissioner representing Osun in National Population Commission (N.P.C.), Senator Mudashiru Husain, former APC Chairman in Osun, Elder Lowo Adebiyi, Clerics, Members of the Oyomesi, Political Stakeholders and Associates and other eminent Nigerians, attended the event.