A leading aspirant in the forth coming chairmanship election in Abeokuta South, Ogbeni Akano Yaya Kayode and a group of intellectual gladiators called Reformation Movement Worldwide on Thursday, celebrated the 53rd birthday of Maruf Afolabi Afuape, the Ogun State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
On his facebook handle, Yaya shared a graphics design wishing the commissioner alongside a congratulatory message.
He said, “In the course of counting my blessings, I realise that you alone deserves a diamond worth of the count”.
“Admittedly, here I am today, standing firm as one of your offsprings who successfully graduated from your political school.
“Afo is very gregarious and upbeat. For that, he identifies with you at any social gathering irrespective of your class, age or level. My leader is quite ingenious and that gives him a rare insight in seeing potentials in people, myself being a living witness.”
In the same vein, Reformation Movement Worldwide through their acting public relations officer, Kehinde Tajudeen shared a photo of the commissioner, alongside a video to praise the leader, while declaring that history would be kind to him.
The statement from the movement reads in part, “The entire members of Reformation Movement Worldwide wish to express our feelings of felicitation, on the occasion of the Birthday anniversary of our Grand Patron, Hon. Maruf Afolabi Afuape, the Ogun State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
“Sir, you have shown to us over many years of our relationship with you that you are more of a leader than a boss, more of a teacher than a lecturer and more of a friend than a father. These qualities have continue to inspire success in your many followers and placed you above peers.
“As you attain this new age, we pray that God bless you more and continue to make you a dream maker, inspires you more to impact humanity and grant you more years on earth.”
Afolabi Afuape who was a lecturer in the department of Marketing, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic in 1997, rose to the Head of Department in 2002. He served his local government as the Secretary of the Abeokuta South Local Government from 2004 to 2006.
He was appointed as a Special Adviser to the Speaker (Political), Federal House of Representatives in 2008. The position he held till June 2011.
Afuape was again found worthy by the immediate past administration and was sworn-in as Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Sports on 29th October, 2015. The position he held till November 2018.
He was the State Party agent for APC during the 2019 governorship election and ensured that the mandate given to His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR by the people was not overturned. Today, he’s the Honourable Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
Hon. Afuape is a serial entrepreneur and he is happily married with kids.