Engineer Raji Kehinde popularly known as AARAJ would be 49 years old today, August 13, 2021. Who is Engr Raji KEHINDE? This is the question many people would ask in Osun State.
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On Thursday, August 12, 2021 in celebration of his birthday a program was organized by the celebrant, “AN EVENING WITH AARAJ” at his palatial residence in GRA, Osogbo, Osun State where there are various eminent personalities from the media, academics, youths and political class.
AARAJ said he is not a politician and also not a member of any political party either in Osun or in Nigeria but he is a friend to everybody.
When asked if Aregbesola or his followers advised him to seek elective position, if he will not accept, he reiterated his earlier stand that he won’t accept because he is not a politician but a businessman.
On his relationship with Aregbesola, he said he respect the former governor of Osun because it was during his tenure that he started shining. He said he has much respect for him and the incumbent Governor Oyetola.
AARAJ said there was a time he empowered 500 people at the Winners Chapel in Osun few years ago, he was glad to say that 52 out of the people are now multi millionaires.
Many participants showered praises on AARAJ for lifting them out of poverty and for beimg humble inspite of his influence and riches.
The discussants of the event includes, Comrade Wale Adebisi, Dr Lekan Ogunyrmi, Chief Mrs Lara Bisola, Taiwo Thomson (Thompson and the Gang, Rave FM, Osogbo), Barr Rahman Okunade (immediate past Chairman of NBA of Osun), Rasheed Adeniyi Fountain University and Hon Remi Odewale.
The discussions was centred on a topic; POWER TUSSLES BETWEEN PREDECESSORS AND INCUMBENT IN NIGERIA.
The discussants went into the memory lane on how the political rivalries started between Chief Awolowo and Chief Ladoke Akintola in the old Western Region and how the military took over with General Aguiyi Ironsi. Ironsi foisting unitary system on Nigeria that remained the bane of our political system till today.
“We need to liberate ourselves from the ruling class. The ruling class are always together against the poor. Disequilibrium in the civil service has to stop.. This country needs restructuring.”
Taiwo Johnson way said, “The way we played politics in 1999 should not be the same in 2021. We need to know what we are doing.
The event to mark the 49th birthday was a day never to be forgotten.