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Gbenga Daniel’s son who is confined to a wheel chair, releases prewedding photos

Adebola Irede Daniel, one of former Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel’s children is set to wed.

The intelligent 26-year-old (will be 27 by September) who suffered from paraplegia— a rare condition with no medical clarity, is in a happy mood currently.

This is because his girlfriend has accepted to marry him after he proposed to her last night!

Taking to Instagram to announce the engagement and share photos, Debola, who bagged a Masters with distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the University College London, in 2017, wrote:

“ENGAGEMENT! “So last night I asked my best friend and my closest confidant to spend the rest of her life with me and she said YES!
@tash_loves I love you more than words can ever describe. You’ve shown me what love is and it’ll be an honour to spend the rest of my life with you.”

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An inspirational speaker, Debola once educated his followers on how he was confined to the wheelchair:
“I was born into a very comfortable home, with both amazing parents and without a disability. However, when I turned 5, I was diagnosed with paraplegia- a rare condition with no medical clarity. I became confined to a wheelchair. Growing up in Nigeria, I unconsciously associated disability to poverty and crime due to amputated beggars on the streets mostly as a result of Sharia Law practised in the North.

This was the general opinion of most Nigerians in my social circle as a child. Having myself become physically challenged, I was exposed to the stigma and assumptions that came with being ‘disabled’. All of a sudden, I was looked at with pity, with judgement and sometimes with resentment by my fellow countrymen.

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As I became an adult, I began to realise that the onus was on me to make something of myself and create my life and future the way I envision it. My future was, and would always be in my own hands.”

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348061000090 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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