Member of the House of Representatives, representing the good people of Ibadan North Federal Constituency, who is also a Prince of Ibadanland, Hon. Prince Olaide Akinremi popularly known as Jagaban has written to congratulate the Olubadan elect, High Chief Lekan Balogun while also applauding members of the Olubadan-in-Council too.
Following his nomination by members of the Olubadan-in-Council and subsequent affirmation by the Oyo State Government as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland, Prince Olaide Akinremi stated that High Chief Lekan Balogun is worthy, and deserves to be congratulated on reaching the pinnacle of the highly revered Ibadan chieftaincy line.
In a release he personally signed, Hon. Prince Olaide Akinremi stated that, “I am joyful to learn about the peaceful resolution to issues and bottlenecks around succession to the Olubadan throne following the transition of Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, the Aje Ogungunniso 1 few weeks ago. Ours in Ibadan is a unique line of succession to the throne, and it is a thing of joy to keep the tradition”.
“High Chief Lekan Balogun deserves to be congratulated for coming this far, as it’s certainly been long years of passing through the ranks, and now getting to a point where he will be privileged to sit on the stool of our ancestors from where he will direct the affairs of Ibadanland, and this is only made possible because God Almighty has granted him the grace”.
“Sons and daughters of Ibadanland should remain proud of the Ibadan heritage, and I am particularly excited about this new phase of Ibadan traditional leadership simply because just like his predecessors, High Chief Lekan Balogun will be a father to all, after finally ascending the throne of our forefathers”.
“We won’t be at this phase if not for the all round support of our fathers and High Chiefs who make up the Olubadan-in-Council. Their irrepressible roles in ensuring peaceful and lawful resolution to all issues that could have plagued the nomination and affirmation of High Chief Lekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan is one deserving of our commendation and applause”.
“Considering all of the experiences he has gathered over the years from his academic, political, and traditional sojourn among others, I am confident in his ability to rule Ibadanland aright, and we can only pray that God Almighty grant High Chief Lekan Balogun long life, good health, strength and wisdom to pilot our affairs, amen”.
Hon. Prince Olaide Akinremi (Jagaban)
MHR Representing Ibadan North Federal Constituency.