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A stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Engineer Oyedele Hakeem Alao, has congratulated High Chief Lekan Balogun, on his confirmation as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

Governor Seyi Makinde, had on Monday, announced the confirmation of High Chief Balogun, following recommendation by the Olubadan-in-Council.

Alao in a statement issued by his Media Office, said it is a welcome development and victory for all Ibadan people, stating that it validates the cherished tradition of Ibadan traditional system.

According to him, the pedigree of the new Olubadan as a university scholar, administrator, businessman and politician put him in a good stead to step into the position of his forefathers, noting that climbing the traditional ladder for over four decades, High Chief Balogun, had garnered the requisite experience to be the new Olubadan of Ibadanland.

He then prayed that the confirmation of High Chief Balogun as the new Olubadan will bring peace and prosperity to the ancient city while wishing him wisdom, good health and longevity on the throne of his forefathers.

Alao said, “My family and I wish to felicitate with High Chief Lekan Balogun, on his confirmation as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland, which is a victory for all Ibadan sons and daughters.

“I have no doubt that the new Olubadan had impeccable and unblemished records of service in the public and private sectors and with his pedigree climbing the Ibadan traditional line will in shaa Allah excel in the royal and traditional duties.

“I pray to Allah SWT to grant our reverred Baba, a very long peaceful reign. Amin.”

By oyonews

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