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Pastor Olaode, the President, RCI

Pastor Wale Olaode Emerges RCI President, Sets To Take Club To Next Level

Alhaji Adebiyi congratulating Pastor Olaode after declaring him winner of the presidential election of the club.

ILARO-YEWA: Principal of the Federal Polytechnic Secondary School, Ilaro, Pastor Wale Olaode has promised to do everything possible with the unflinching supports from the new executives and entire members of Recreation Club, (RCI) to take the rendezvous to the next level.

Olaode stated this in his acceptance speech shortly after he was sworn-in by Alhaji (Prince) Lamidi Elegbede from an election that took place at the clubhouse, GRA, Ilaro, headquarters of Ogun West.

While commending the past executives, the Ipokia-born educationist promised to build on the success of his predecessor, advising that every member of the club should come together to promote oneness.

Alhaji Elegbede swearing in Pastor Olaode as the new President of the club

His words, “I want to use this medium to call on members of this foremost club in Ogun West to come together as one family and let’s take this rendezvous to the next level.

“Majority of us here are retired government officials and grandpas, and we should allow peace and love to transcend whatever differences we have amongst us: which I belief is human.”

Pastor Olaode assured members of the club that his administration shall be guided by transparency and open door policies that will transformed the club to the status of an international clubhouse.

Earlier in his speech, the immediate past President of the club, Chief Safar Jimoh Popoola, the Bobagunwa of Afonland, who was

The REC, L-R: Mr. Dada, Alhaji Adebiyi and Prince Olugbenle

the first member of the club that will spent two term as President thanked God for the opportunity given him to served his fatherland.

Chief Popoola who is also the Chairman of Ilaro Area PCRC expressed his gratitude to his executives and the entire members of the club for their unflinching supports throughout his four years reign as President of the club.

While reeling out his achievement during his two term in office as President, Popoola noted that he and his team were able to increased the number of membership of the club from 50 to 100.

Chief Popoola (right), the immediate Past President (IPP) congratulates Pastor Olaode

He revealed how his administration was able to facilitated the donation of a high-tech music system, which was donated by Alhaji Mufutau Olabimtan, MD, Yewa Frontier Hotels, Ilaro.

Chief Popoola also mentioned of a brand new Mikano Electrical Generating set which was donated by another member of the club – Senator Olamilekan Solomon Adeola, fondly called Yayi, who according to him also promised to renovate the clubhouse to international standard.

Hear him, “I want to use this medium to thank Rec. Mufutau Olabimtan and Senator Adeola for the gifts to the club. May God continue to enrich their purse abundantly.

“I want to also thank every member of this our great club for the opportunity given to us to serve you. Kindly extend such support to my successor and his exco, so that they can excel.”

L-R: Mr. Niyi Ojo, Pastor Olaode and Mr. Adam Sangosina

Chief Popoola also posited, “as human being I must have stepped on many toes in the course of my service to humanity and what methinks was best for the interest of the club.

“To err is human, and to those I’ve offended, I apologised most sincerely. Omode ki mo eko je…”

Chief Popoola prayed that God gives the new administration wherewithal to achieve more success.

While appreciating the outstanding achievement of the outgone administration on behalf of the club, Alhaji (Prince) Lamidi Elegbede, the Principal of Egbado (Yewa) College, Ilaro who is also past President of the club thanked God for the successful hosting of the AGM by the club.

Pastor Olaode with Mr. Olusola Ojo, the immediate past Gen. Secretary

Alhaji Elegbede who is fondly called Emperor congratulates the new executives and advised them to keep the flag of the club flying to the next level.

The No. 1 Principal in Yewa South Local Government also commended the Alhaji Adebiyi-led REC for a job well-done.

It will be recalled that all the contestants in the free and fair election that was held at the clubhouse on Friday, February 7, 2020 emerged victorious.

According to Alhaji Wasiu Adebiyi, the chairman and returning officer of the RCI Electoral Committee, Pastor Olaode and other officers were declared winners after polling the required numbers of votes, and they were issued certificates of return immediately.

The new executives that will run affairs of the club for another

L-R: Mr. Ebenezer, Pastor Olaode and Engr. Adeniji

three years include Pastor Wale Olaode (President), Mr. Tajudeen Adeagbo (Vice President), Alhaji Mukaila Lawal (Gen. Secretary), Prince Alaba Taiwo (Treasurer) and Mr. Wale Akinoso (Asst. Gen. Secretary).

Others are Mr. Biodun Ogunbona (Social/Welfare Secretary), Elhadj AbuSatar Hamed (Director, Media & Strategy), Prince Adeniyi Adewale (Director of Sports), Mr. Kola Oketogun (Financial Secretary) and Chief. Ganiyu Salako (Chief Whip).

Recall, Recreation Club, Ilaro held its Manifesto Night on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the clubhouse, GRA, Ilaro, and it was a carnival-like event as candidates presented their manifestos to the house one after the other with different innovative ideas they have for the club.

Mr. Amos Olubiyi former Treasurer congratulates Pastor Olaode on the occasion

Members of the REC are Alhaji Wasiu Adebiyi – Chairman, Prince Lamidi Olugbenle – Secretary and Mr. Timothy A. Dada as the ex-officio.

The event was later rounded off with members and well-wishers engaged in jollification till it lasted.

Alhaji Haruna Jimoh Adeola congratulating Pastor Olaode on the occasion.
Alhaji Haruna Jimoh Adeola congratulating Pastor Olaode on the occasion.
Chief Popoola raises up Pastor Olaod’s hand after the former was announced winner of the presidential election
Jubilations galore as Pastor Olaode was announced the winner of the presidential election
Members congratulating Pastor Olaode after announcing him as the winner of the presidential election
Pastor Wale Olaode (President)
Mr. Tajudeen Adeagbo (Vice President)
Alhaji Mukaila Lawal (Gen. Secretary)
Prince Alaba Taiwo (Treasurer)
Elhadj AbuSatar Hamed (Director, Media & Strategy)
Mr. Kola Oketogun (Financial Secretary)
Mr. Wale Akinoso (Asst. Gen. Secretary)
Prince Adeniyi Adewale (Director of Sports)
Mr. Biodun Ogunbona (Social/Welfare Secretary)
The former executives before their tenure was declared closed
The former executives before their tenure was declared closed
Members going through the report of the outgone executives during the AGM
Members going through the report of the outgone executives during the AGM
Members in a group photograph with Pastor Olaode shortly after he was declared the winner.

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