Obasanjo: I had a perfect relationship with Queen Elizabeth II
As the remains of the late Queen Elizabeth II were interred in the United Kingdom (UK), former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday opened up on his relationship with the former Head of Commonwealth of Nations.
Obasanjo, who said he had tremendous respect for the Queen, explained that his relationship with her was perfect.
The former president in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, described her as a personality with great human relations, whom he equally had perfect relationship with.
Obasanjo further eulogized the late Head of Commonwealth of Nations, hinting that he was about to leave the Secondary school, when the late Queen first visited the country in 1956.
The former President said he was fortunate to have hosted the Queen as Nigerian President during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), in Abuja in 2003, “and I can say that she was wonderful.”
Obasanjo said “My relationship with the Queen was perfect, she was a great, great woman, who had shown great example in human relationship. She carried herself so graciously, so dignified. She was somebody I have tremendous respect for.
“I join the rest of the world to mourn with her family, the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth (because she was the Head of Commonwealth), and the rest of the world. I also mourn with Prince Charles, who promised to continue from where she had stopped. May her soul rest in peace.”
Source – Daily Trust
2023 Presidency: Tinubu Gives Akeredolu New Appointment
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has appointed Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State as the South West Coordinator of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
In a letter he personally signed, Tinubu said Akeredolu deserved the appointment given his impressive political achievement and exemplary leadership as governor and as a party member.
Tinubu appreciated Akeredolu for joining his campaign team, adding that he would conduct an effective, message-driven campaign that could lead the ruling party to victory in the 2023 presidential election.
The letter reads: “By way of this letter, we are pleased to formally convey your appointment as the Zonal Campaign Coordinator (South West) of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
“This appointment is fitting and appropriate given your impressive political achievement and the exemplary leadership you have demonstrated as governor of your state and as a party member.
“We are grateful that you have joined our campaign team. We know you will do your utmost in this new responsibility as we conduct an effective, message-driven campaign leading us to victory in the 2023 presidential election.”
The development comes after Tinubu appointed Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State as the National Youth Coordinator of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
Source – Naija News