Olubadan: I won’t let Ibadan down, Oba Balogun pledges


The new Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, who was today installed as the 42nd monarch on the revered tool, has promised not to let Ibadan down during his reign.


He made this promise at his coronation where the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, presented him with the staff of office and the instrument of office amidst singing and drumming at a well attended ceremony at the Mapo Hall l.


The monarch in his maiden speech thanked dignitaries and the people of Ibadan for their support for him to ascend the throne after 36 years as the Mogaji of Ali Iwo.


Shortly before the presentation of the staff of office, former Governor Rashidi Ladoja, who is the Osi Olubadan, led other high chiefs to pay homage to the new monarch.


They all took turns to prostrate before the king.


In his remarks, Makinde urged monarchs not to dabble in politics.


“No politician can destroy any system without the cooperation of people in the system,” he added.


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