The running mate of General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) in the 2015 presidential elections under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday, visited the matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty, Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Awolowo at Ikenne.
He also visited the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Michael Sonariwo and the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba (Dr.) Kayode Adetona.
At Ikenne, he was received by Mama Awolowo and her eldest daughter, Mrs. Omotola Oyediran.
Osinbajo said he was in Ikenne, his homestead, to receive blessings from the nonagenarian towards the February 14 polls.
He was accompanied by his wife, Dolapo, his younger brother, who was former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ogun State, Mr. Akin Osinbajo, the Iyaloja General of Remoland, Chief (Mrs.) Mercy Owolana, and Senator Olorunimbe Mamora, among others.
Mrs. Awolowo who expressed her gratitude to God over the choice of Osinbajo as the running mate of Buhari, urged the people of Ikenne in particular and Nigerians in general to support him.
She said, “I am very grateful this morning to see that Yemi Osinbajo is going to higher ground and it is my prayer that he will get there. I urged you all to support his aspiration. God will take you there.”
Osinbajo also visited notable sons of the town who include Chief Adeleke Adesina, who is the coordinator of Ikenne’s Peoples Forum and Chief Idowu Sofola.
Adesina also solicited support for Osinbajo. He also got blessings of the royal fathers he visited.