By Ibrahim Kegbegbe
In a heartfelt gesture transcending political lines, Hon. Akingbala Semiu, the Tayese of Baamu Land and Ogun Central Senatorial Chairman under the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), extended warm wishes to Chief Derin Adebiyi, a prominent figure in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ogun State Chapter, on the occasion of his 70th birthday anniversary.
Akingbala, expressing his admiration for the celebrant, conveyed his congratulations through a media statement issued on Saturday, November 18, 2023. He lauded Chief Adebiyi as a truly incredible individual whose impact reverberates not only in Ogun State but throughout Nigeria.
“Sir, I wish you the best as you celebrate your 70th birthday today. Over the years, I have seen you do so many things to make life full of more smiles, love, and laughter. I appreciate you for every wonderful memory that we have created together, especially your role in the socio-economic and political sphere in Ogun State,” Akingbala remarked.
Highlighting Chief Adebiyi’s impartiality in times of humanitarian need, Akingbala commended the APC Chieftain’s dedication to public service. “A wish for you on your birthday, sir. Whatever you ask may you receive; whatever you seek may you find, and whatever you wish may it be fulfilled on your birthday and always,” he added.
This unexpected show of camaraderie between the NNPP and APC figures underscores the transcendence of personal relationships beyond the political arena, setting a positive tone for mutual respect and collaboration despite differing party affiliations.
As Chief Derin Adebiyi celebrates his 70th milestone, this gesture from Hon. Akingbala Semiu stands as a testament to the unity and shared commitment to the welfare of the people.