Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Lekan Balogun, Alli-Okunmade II, has hailed the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, for his his leadership style.
Ganduje, the immediate past governor of Kano State, was installed the Are Fiwajoye of Ibadan land June 2022 by Oba Balogun.
The APC National Chairman, on Tuesday, paid a goodwill visit to the governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), in Ibadan. Akeredolu is currently recuperating in the Oyo State capital after his return from medical trip abroad.
In a press statement made available to newsmen by the Personal Assistant (Media) to the Olubadan, Oladele Ogunsola, Obama Balogun described Ganduje as a relationship leader, who places robust value on people that come across him.
Olubadan remarked that, true to his honorary Chieftaincy title of Aare Fiwajoye, the APC Chairman has been providing leadership that engages all for the development and well- being of the country and prayed for him that the Almighty Allah would continue to be his guide.
The array of political leaders from the national, zonal and state levels that accompanied him on the visit, according to Oba Balogun, “bears eloquent testimony to your all-engaging leadership style which is highly commendable and which I encourage you to remain committed to as a very rare virtue.”
Aside the Olubadan, those in attendance to receive the APC Chairman and his team include Olori Olufunmilayo, Oba Biodun Kola-Daisi (Ashipa Olubadan), Oba Kolawole Adegbola (Ashipa Balogun), and Oba Hamidu Ajibade (Ekerin Olubadan). Others were Sen. Kola Balogun and President-General, Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII), Barr. Niyi Ajewole.
In a brief remark, Ganduje praised Olubadan for the peace and tranquility pervading the ancient metropolis sincehe ascended the throne, stressing that “as much as anybody can see, we have identified Your Imperial Majesty as the leader of all.”
“Your Imperial Majesty is not attached to any political party and as a good manager of diversity, you are highly respected by all political parties and leaders. I thank you immensely for the Chieftaincy titles bestowed on me and my wife, we cherish them and we will continue to cherish them as we on daily basis strive to manifest them in our deeds and actions,” he added.
The former Kano Governor added that he decided to visit the Olubadan in order to seek permission to go into the metropolis for the assignments he came for, which was to see the governor of Ondo State, who is in Ibadan to take some rest after his recent medical trip abroad.
Those that accompanied Ganduje were the APC National Secretary, Sen. Ajibola Basiru; APC Zonal Chairman (South West), Hon. Isaac Kekemeke; Deputy National Secretary, Barr. Festus Fuanter; Archbishop Peter Ogunmuyiwa; APC Chairman in Oyo State, Hon. Isaa Omodewu; former Minister of Communication, Barr. Adebayo Shittu and former Commissioner for Environment in Oyo State, Chief Lowo Obisesan.
Others were former Deputy Governors, Chief Moses Adeyem and Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, Alhaji Abass Lawal Garba, Nasiru Aliko Koki and Hon. Hama Alli among others.