Former President Obasanjo gyrates with Kegites in Abeokuta

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Former President Obasanjo gyrates with Kegites in Abeokuta

80-year-old ever active former Nigerian president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was over the weekend spotted in Abeokuta, Ogun State, gyrating with the club members of Supreme Kegites Club of Nigeria.

According to reports, the former president is the grand patron of the Kegites Club of Nigeria, a club which started out in 1962 at the University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University.

The Kegites club or palm wine club is one of the most popular socio cultural club in Nigerian in 1974, it reportedly spread to other schools in Niger including Federal College of Agriculture Akure Ondo State and Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State.

According to reports, in 1986, Chief Anthony Uzodinma Ogidi became the first and only Igbo man to be made World Chief, and was during his reign that the name of the Club was changed from Palm Wine Drinkards Club to Kegites Club International.

This change was basically because members of the club were being connoted to be drunkards and irresponsible people.

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