Osun SWAN honours Dotun Babayemi, as SDP adopts his candidacy for senate
By Owolabi Labode
The Osun State chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, on Sunday honoured the candidate for Osun West senatorial district on the platform of Action Democratic Party, ADP, Omooba Dotun Babayemi.
Babayemi was presented with a 'MERITORIOUS GOLD AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN GRASSROOTS SPORTS DEVELOPMENT ' in recognition of his robust support for the development of sports at the grassroot.
The event took place at the Second edition of Omooba Dotun Babayemi Youth Football Competition among football teams in Osun West senatorial district, namely Rovet FC, of Iwo and Hon. Sakor FC of Ede, held at St. Anthony School, Oke-Bode, Iwo.
The final stage of the competition witnessed splendid display of football artistry by the two finalists.
Rovet FC later displayed outstanding performance as it defeated Hon.Sakor FC of Ede with three goals, which were scored by a celebrated striker, Nurudeen Aremu, who went home with a cash prize, courtesy of Alh.Moshood Adeoti.
While the winner, Rovet FC went home with a cash prize of half a million naira, the runners up, Hon.Sakor FC of Ede got #300,000, as the third place winner went home with #250,000.
In another development, the candidacy of Babayemi got a boost on Sunday as Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Osun West senatorial district unanimously adopted him as its sole candidate in the election slated for February 16.
The Vice-Chairman of SDP in the state, Mr. Folaranmi Hamzat in his address said that members of the SDP in Osun West Senatorial District decided to pitch their tent with Babayemi because of their strong conviction that he is the only candidate in the senatorial district capable of representing the people effectively.
Hamzat and other speakers at the programme enjoined electorate in the senatorial district to vote for Babayemi as they lauded his philanthropic gesture while advising others to emulate him.
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