- Senate president Bukola Saraki attended the 2018 Ojude Oba festival in Ijebu Ode
- Other senators in attendance were Ben Murray Bruce and Dino Melaye
Senate president Bukola Saraki, alongside fellow senators, Dino Melaye, Ben-Murray Bruce and others arrived at the venue of the Ojude-Oba festival amidst wild jubilation from guests.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the recently defected senator, Saraki arrived at the Oba Sikiru Adetona Golden Jubilee Centre, Ijebu-Ode, venue of the Ojude-Oba, as the special guest of honor for the event.
His entrance erased doubts over his presence, having raised controversy in some quarters over his choice for the 2018 edition of the festival.
Upon arrival, Saraki went round the pavilion to acknowledge cheers from the crowd before eventually making his way to the reserved area to pay homage to the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona and other dignitaries.
In spite of the rain, guests were seen in their numbers to savour the occasion, which was majorly sponsored by telecommunications giant, Globacom.
The Ojude-Oba is held yearly two days after Eid-el-Kabir celebrations, as an age-old tradition of Ijebu indigenes in honour of the town’s monarch.
Different age-grade groups, known as the “Regberegbe”, attend in different colourful outfits, bearing gifts for the Awujale.
Other side attractions are the mock wars and horse display by various warlord families, as tourists from within and outside the country bask in the allure of the annual event.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Senate president Bukola Saraki held a harmonization meeting between old and new members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state, expressing confidence that the party would win the next general election and produce a new president for Nigeria 2019.
While addressing ward and local government delegates from the old and new members of the PDP in Kwara state during a harmonisation meeting in Ilorin on Wednesday, August 22, Saraki said that, “the future is better and brighter than the past,” promising to ensure cohesion between the two sets of party members.
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