Mike Itemuagbor,the chief xecutive officer of Pamodzi Sports Marketing,organisers of the pace-setting International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) silver label Okpekpe international 10km road race has congratulated Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on his affirmation as the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress,APC.
Oshiomhole,grand patron of the Okpekpe race was affirmed chairman of the party at its congress at the Eagles Square in Abuja on Saturday and Itemuagbor believes the erstwhile governor of Edo state has the mental alertness and physical fitness to run the affairs of the biggest political party in Nigeria.
‘On behalf of myself,my family and the entire Okpekpe international 10km road race family I congratulate our grand patron,Comrade Oshiomhole on his affirmation as the national chairman of the APC.I have no doubt in my mind that he is eminently qualified to hold the post which requires physical fitness and the right mental attitude to be successful.,’said Itemuagbor who re-affirmed that Comrade Oshiomhole was instrumental to the birth of the Okpekpe road 10km race that has put the rusty,hilly town of Okpekpe,Edo state and indeed Nigeria on the consciouness of the whole world for the right reasons.
‘We owe our success to him and his successor (Governor Godwin Obaseki) as well as the good people of Edo state who embraced the race and ensured the state kept to its pace-setting tag especially in sports.”
Itemuagbor recounts that Comrade Oshiomhole,first as governor and after leaving office has always participated and completed the 10km road race.
‘This speaks volume of his mental alertness and physical readiness to lead the largest political party in Nigeria.It is thus heart-warming to see that the race he helped to nurture into becoming one of the prestigious road races in the calendar of the IAAF can now be a credible measurement of his fitness.”
A person who is fit,according to Itemuagbor is capable of living life to its fullest extent and they are less prone to medical conditions.