The unveiling of Hassan Olajokun Park at Gbongan scheduled for tomorrow has been described as a celebration peace.
Speaking to the press in Osogbo yesterday, the project coordinator- the Special Adviser to Osun Governor on Environment and Sanitation, Hon. Bola Ilori said “this is not the usual commissioning you see, but a celebration to honour our heroes and signpost the ethos of a new era of peace and development, devoid of violence and political mischief”
The rest station was built by the government of the state of Osun for relaxation, pleasure, resort and basically to boost the economy of the state through the environmental improvement.
“The very place where this park stands today is the spot where 8 years ago the blood of an innocent man was brutally shed by those who in the name of politics thought they could stop the wind of revolution from blowing, the wind of change, the wind of progress which the government of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola represents” Ilori submitted.
Olajoku was a pillar in the original Oranmiyan group, a prominent and proud son of Ilobu land, It was in the course of pursuing the efforts to get Aregbesola elected that he met his death in a brutal way by unknown gunmen on May 15th 2005, at Gbongan Junction, osun state at the age of 58 years.
“Olajoku is the reason we would all be gathered on Wednesday 15th May, 2013 exactly 8 years anniversary of his death, to dedicate this park in his Memory at the exact spot he was murdered and show the entire world that the state of Osun is indeed now a state of the virtuous – Ipinle Omoluabi” Ilori stated.
The celebration of peace would commence at 8am with a thousand man march from Government House annex Osogbo to Ilobu Palace to be led by Olajokun family.
The main event will commence at 10am with a 2km PEACE MARCH Tahoma, from Morakinyo Junction in Gbongan through Gbongan Town to Olajoku Park to be led by Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, Chief Bisi Akande, Senator Ajimobi, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Kabiyesi Olufi of Gbongan and other dignitaries There would be the unveiling upon arrival at the park and a tour of the facilities in the park. Guest would thereafter be entertained by top artists such as Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, Alh. Kamaru Ayeloyun, Evangelist Lanre Teriba- Atorise, Wande Coal, Terry-G and so on.