With congratulatory advertisements in the national dailies, commercials on television and radio, and the social media abuzz, James Faleke, third term member of the House of Representatives, deputy governorship candidate in Kwara State and the driving force behind the Tinubu Support Group, TSG, got all the applause necessary on his day of joy.
Faleke and wife, Bunkunola were decorated with the titles of Atunluse-Akorede and Yeye-Atunluse Akorede respectively at an event thronged by over 5,000 wellwishers decked in the ankara textile specially designed for the occasion.
The conferment, initiated by the traditional rulers of Aguda, Onigbongbo and Oregun, was a befitting reward for the massive welfare programmes and projects delivered by Hon. Faleke since his election to the green chamber in 2011.
The traditional rulers are Oba Saibu Hakeem Agbaosi, the Ewe Obaja 1, Oba of Aguda; ObaOlusegun Adeyemi Ajasa, the Awise of Onigbongbo and Oba Dr. Olusesan Akingbola, the Olu of Oregun.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and the senator representing Lagos West District, Senator Olamilekan Yayi were among the dignitaries that witnessed the event.
Abiodun James Faleke born (25 December 1959) is a business management and logistic consultant. He is a politician and a member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives from the commercial hub city of Lagos. In his early career, Faleke worked in senior managerial positions with several high profile companies. He was with Aluminium Manufacturing Company of Nigeria (ALUMCO) PLC as Purchasing Manager and in early 2000, he moved his services to Crown Agents Ltd as Commercial Manager.
Faleke joined active politics in 2003 after Ahmed Bola Tinibu, then governor of Lagos state appointed him first Executive Secretary of the newly created Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos state. In 2011, Faleke won a vote to represent Ikeja Federal Constituency of Lagos State in Nigeria’s Federal House of Representatives.
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