Ogun State House of assembly member, Whip 1 and Chairman House Committee on Justice, Ethics and Public petitions, Hon (Barr) Adebowale Ojuri representing Odogbolu State Constituency today awarded the winners of the Soccer competition and Marathon race sponsored by him to mark Ilese day festival.
The Marathon Race which began at Ibadan garage of Ijebu Ode through Imepe, Lagos Garage, Ondo Road, Epe Garage ended at the Palace of the Oba in Ilese. The Chairman planning committee of the Festival Otunba Soyomade congratulated the athletes for painstakingly running the race to the end though only six of them will be rewarded with cash prize by Hon Ojuri.
Also speaking the Kabiyesi of Ilese, HRM Oba Olufemi Owolabi Obayomi, the aladepe II of Ilese extended note of appreciation to the sons and daughters of the land especially Hon Ojuri who he described as an achiever and lover of community development in all ramifications spicing up the festival with such a laudable sporting activities. He congratulated the winners while encouraging them all to perform better next year.
In his words, Otunba (Barr) Kunle Kalejaye narrated that what amazes him is that Ojuri isn’t representing Ilese but Odogbolu but still remembers his paternal grandmother’s home. He appreciated him more on his role during the struggle of LCDA creation.
The presentation of medals, cups and cash prize was later done by dignitaries present including Hon Ojuri, Otunba Kalejaye, Oba Owolabi Obayomi and others have Integrity FC taking the third position, Oke Owode FC as first runner up, IMORU FC as the winner in the soccer competition.
In the female category of the marathon race which started by 6:30am, Anjola Adeola came third, Olumide Oluyide was 2nd while Ogunbowale Sarah won the 1st prize. On the male category, Bakare Gbenga came 3rd, Makanjuola Adeleke 2nd and Okunola Adegoke won the race.