Why I Graced Adelabu’s Birthday Celebration—Olopoeyan Reveals


A leader and chieftain in the Peoples’ Democratic Party in Oyo State, Alhaji Bisi Olopoeyan,has advised his followers not to be confused for joining family, friends and associate of Adebayo Adelabu to celebrate the Agbaakin Parakoyi of Ibadanland’s 50th Birthday in Ibadan last Monday. He added that Chief Bayo Adelabu doesn’t belong to APC alone but to entire people of Oyo State.

Alhaji Bisi Olopoeyan disclosed this at a discussion with his followers at his residence on Tuesday evening. He further advised his followers not to play do or die politics as nobody lives to add more enemies than more friends in Politics.

In his statement, he addressed Chief Bayo Adelabu as a brother whom God has blessed and still under the blessing of God that needs to be celebrated without recourse to his Political Party. Alhaji Olopoeyan added that he was invited and courtesy demand that he honours the invitation, and that life is more than opposing one another Politically and socially.

” why should you be confused that I went to an opposition birthday party ? It is a blessing to celebrate with whom God has blessed and still blessing. As a brother, he invited me to join him to celebrate his golden age not APC party birthday.

” Bayo Adelabu that I know is not for APC alone, he is for Ibadan and Oyo state, he is the son of the soil and we need to celebrate him when it needed.

” I didn’t play do or die politics, Adelabu is my brother, I need to always happy with him, political participation is inter-woven,
who knows, we can all be in the same party tomorrow, Akala, Folarin are once PDP bigwigs now leaders in APC and many of the APC leaders then are now with us in PDP even in our government. Larger percent of Accord party leaders and chieftains settled for PDP in the state.

In politics, you don’t live to add enemies but to look for more friends, associates “. Olopoeyan said.

Great leader a fondly call by his followers and members of his party said, the best legacy a leader must leave for his people is to be tolerant and accommodating.

He said, everyday should not be for politicking, as there should always be a time and day when all like-minds in the state are to come together to dine and wine.

It was just a day of fun, I met long time political associates, who are now in APC at the party, we laugh, gist and later departed to our various homes, that how life should be not to just be opposing each other politically and also socially, there should be a time like that, where we can celebrate each other. Olopoeyan concluded


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