The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun has appealed to the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, to create Ibadan State if he wins the 2023 election.
Oba Balogun made plea when he hosted the party and its presidential candidate at his Alarere residence on Saturday.
Olubadan also hailed Peter Obi’s delivery on the various problems confronting the country and how he would tackle them to bring about a new Nigeria that citizens would be proud of. The rating given to Ibadan by the LP Presidential candidate was also acknowledged by the Olubadan.
Speaking through the Otun Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Tajudeen Ajibola, the monarch advised Obi to remain focused and be committed to his programmes as brilliantly espoused while presenting himself to the Olubadan and his members of Advisory Council.
Olubadan also availed Obi of the various activities already being carried out by him and his members of Advisory Council.
Such activities aimed at ensuring security across Ibadanland and peaceful 2023 general elections according to Olubadan are “symposia and meetings across all the local government areas in Ibadanland on how our people would live securely and how to ensure that the 2023 general elections are held without any form of violence. These are the concerns of Olubadan.
“As should be expected, Olubadan is the father of all and sees you all as his children. A widely travelled monarch, he is open-hearted and harbours no hatred for anybody for whatever purpose. We are happy to see you and your presentation bore eloquence testimony to your rich understanding of what you set out to do and one can only pray to God to grant you your heart desires and ability to follow to the letter your plan for a better and prosperous Nigeria”, Olubadan added.
Obi was accompanied by the Oyo State gubernatorial candidate, Taofiq Akinwale, members of his campaign organization, led by Dr. Doyin Okupe, Akin Osuntokun, Chief Sola Ebiseni, the Secretary-General, Afenifere, Chief Mrs. Bola Doherty and Mogaji Adejumo among others.