A Legal luminary, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde, SAN, has felicitated with the new Olubadan of Ibadanland, Senator Lekan Balogun, describing him as a valuable asset to Ibadanland.
Ayorinde in a statement issued on Wednesday said the new Olubadan is rich in wisdom and will promote peace and stability in Ibadanland, and Oyo State as a whole.
He noted that the new Olubadan has been certified by all and sundry as consistently amiable, peace-loving, tolerant, stable and level-headed, adding that these qualities distinguished him among his peers.
According to him, the new Kabiyesi is a visionary and compassionate leader, who will use his influence as a respected traditional ruler to advance the progress of his people, encouraging and motivating them to give their best in their vocation and to the nation.
Ayorinde said the new Olubadan is a “peace builder and a true embodiment of commitment to service, a leader who dedicated his life to the welfare of the people.
The statement reads “Greetings to His Royal Highness, Senator Lekan Balogun. Your elevation to the throne of your forefathers is well-deserved. On behalf of my family and I, I wish you many years in the position, and working tirelessly to promote inter religious and inter communal harmony in Oyo State and throughout the federation’.
“Your highness, as the 42nd Olubadan, you are a product of the beauty of the rich and highly-respected traditional hierarchical leadership structure of Ibadanland in selecting a traditional leader
“I wish you a long, eventful and successful reign. May your reign usher in peace and development in Ibadanland.”
The statement also commended the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde for the mature way he handled the issue of selection of the new monarch.
He commended the governor for the matured way he handled the issues surrounding the succession to the Olubadan stool.
“The people watched with keen interest the efforts of the Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, on the issue of Olubadan and the mature way he went about trying to fulfill his promise to the people, the SAN added.
He said governor Makinde, has displayed visionary leadership and tenacity of purpose in administering the affairs of the state.
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