‘Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Aketi, SAN, joined the other legal luminaries in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital for the Night of Tributes of the late Patron of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Ibadan branch, Pa. Emmanuel Abiodun, man. Speaking at the Aare Afe Babalola Bar Center event, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Governor Akeredolu described late Pa. Abraham Abiodun.
The governor, who said he shared a lot of things in common with the late president of the NBA, said Pa. Abiodun was a peacemaker whose contributions would remain indelible in the annals of the Ibadan Bar.
“Today, we're all here to pay tribute to the Bar Icon. Someone with whom I share so many things in common. Chief Emmanuel Abiodun, affectionately called by all of us as Pa, but to a few of us, Chief. He's still our boss and our boss for life.
“Chief Emmanuel Abiodun was the second world Chief of our revered Kegite club which I belong to. You didn’t need to know him much before you know that he was a very ‘Variable’ Chief.
“We are here to celebrate him as a lawyer but I will never forget him as a man who initiated Chief Obafemi Awolowo into the Palmwine Drinkerds Club later Kegites Club.”Governor Akeredolu stressed.
Arakunrin Akeredolu described the late Abiodun as a barman of excellence and said that he was a great pillar of support for the members of the Bar, in whose presence there was never a dull moment.
Present at the Night of Tribute were; the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Folake Solanke, SAN, former Attorney-General of the federation, Chief Akin Olujimi, SAN, Chief Niyi Akintola, SAN, and several other legal luminaries.
Olabode Richard Olatunde
Special Assistant to the Governor (New Media
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