Alake Of Egbaland Commends Soyode For His Presidential Ambition
The Alake of Egba Land, His Royal Majesty Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo has commended former CEO of Europe’s first ethnic media satellite and television channel BEN TV, Mentoring Cmdt, Ali Soyode for his foresight and dedication to the national interest.
He made the commendation when Soyode, a presidential aspirant in the coming 2019 election paid him a visit at his palace.
The monarch said it is a blessing to Nigeria and for the State to always be a first and Soyode held onto that by becoming the first in setting up the first black media channel in Europe.
He said, “Soyode’s tenacity in management is something Nigeria needs and successes gained for blacks in Britain can be transferred and shared for Nigeria’s development and growth.”
The Alake opined, “It is a worthy journey for you now in life. Our prayers are with you. Once you have a dream, it is good to follow the dream. You have shown success, you have a track record in your life. It is not going to be easy. But you have what it takes. Your work has made things easier for us travelling around the world to be respected compared to how it used to be before the advent of BEN TV”.
Earlier, Soyode says he will continue his nationwide consultation visit to elders, traditional rulers and meeting the grass-roots in the country aimed to hear directly and interacts with them towards his ambition to contest for the office of the President in Nigeria.
Mr Soyode is also the convener of the fast-rising YES Nigeria movement before partaking in the emergence of other similar movements in Nigeria.
He called on all PVC holders to actively go out and vote in the coming elections.
“Having your PVC and not using it is more dangerous than any crime holding us back from progressing as a nation. According to him “Nigerians through our participation now have options to elect good leaders that can deliver good governance and be the bridge for Nigeria’s unity. This will make Nigeria better and greater”.
“We came in the spirit of uniting our country. I am a citizen of Nigeria born in Katsina of parents from both the North and South of the country. Nigeria needs a bridge builder; a bridge to better education, good health care, equitable nation and one that will honour the mandate of our constitution as it is presently until amended. We are happy to say, as our elders and Royal Father to see us answering the calls and as one we most honoured,” he said.