BREAKING: Oyo Agog As New #Olubadan Lekan Balogun Gets Staff Of Office [PHOTOS] – #Ibadanland
BREAKING: Oyo Agog As New #Olubadan Lekan Balogun Gets Staff Of Office [PHOTOS] – #Ibadanland—The Genius Media Nigeria reports that Lekan Balogun on Friday received his staff of office as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland from Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo State.
TGM gathered reports that the ceremony was graced by Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
Other dignitaries in attendance were the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar; Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, Oba Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan; and Ambassador of Republic of China to Nigeria, Cui Jiauchun, among many prominent personalities.
At a time, Balogun became the gubernatorial candidate of one of the major political parties in the country, the Nigerian People’s Party (NPP) of Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe.
The military coup of December 1983 kept him and other political giants in the cooler for 16 years.
He later re-emerged on the political scene with his election as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1999.
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