Sunday Igboho reacts to Olubadan’s death

Sunday Igboho Adeyemo

Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho has extolled the late Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Lekan Balogun, stating that his legacies will endure.

In a statement, the Oyo indigene said that within two years on the throne, Oba Balogun attracted socio-economic growth to his domain and further drew global attention to Ibadan.

He said: “There is no doubting the fact that the late Olubadan played a significant role in the nation’s political development before and during his stint as a lawmaker, who represented Oyo Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly between June 3, 1999 and June 3, 2003.

Olubadan Oba Lekan Balogun buried

“Apart from his politics right from 1983, which centred on human capital development, Oba Balogun’s interest in sustaining and protecting Yoruba traditional heritage and institution, endeared him to many irrespective of religious and political inclinations.

“His reign for only two years witnessed more economic and infrastructural developments of Ibadanland, thus drawing more significant attention to the historical city in the global space. His death came at a time when his wealth of experience and management capability are needed most in Oyo State and Nigeria as a whole.”

Sunday Igboho condoled with the monarch’s immediate family, relatives, state governor Seyi Makinde, former governor Rashidi Ladoja, Olubadan-in-Council, indigenes of Ibadan and Yorubaland and other stakeholders.

Oba Balogun died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan on Thursday evening after a brief illness. He was aged 81.