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Senator Akanbi mourns Olubadan of Ibadan Land

In a touching tribute, Senator Rilwan Adesoji Akanbi, The Okanlomo of Ibadan Land, offered sincere condolences following the passing of Oba Senator Lekan Balogun, the Olubadan of Ibadan Land. Reflecting on their lifelong bond that began in childhood, Senator Akanbi shared fond memories of a man who not only led but also deeply influenced and inspired.

Describing Oba Senator Lekan Balogun as akin to family, Senator Akanbi reminisced about their early acquaintance, emphasising the late monarch’s remarkable eloquence and command of the English language. Oba Senator Lekan Balogun’s spoken English, reminiscent of the British Royal Family’s mastery, captivated all who heard him, leaving an enduring impression on those privileged to encounter him.

Senator Akanbi mourns Olubadan of Ibadan Land

In addition to his linguistic prowess, the late Olubadan was hailed as a fashion icon, effortlessly exuding elegance that distinguished him. His fashion choices showcased a refined sense of style and sophistication, solidifying his position as a cultural luminary within the community.

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However, it was not just Oba Senator Lekan Balogun’s outward appearance that earned admiration; his unwavering bravery and distinctive leadership qualities were equally esteemed. Throughout his reign, he displayed a rare combination of resilience and sagacity, guiding Ibadan Land with unwavering determination and foresight. His brilliance was evident in every decision, garnering him the steadfast respect and admiration of his constituents.

As the community grapples with the loss of a beloved leader, Senator Akanbi’s tribute serves as a poignant reminder of Oba Senator Lekan Balogun’s enduring legacy. With a fervent prayer for his soul to find peace in Aljana Fridaous, the Senator implores the Almighty Allah to grant forgiveness for any shortcomings and to welcome the esteemed monarch into eternal rest.

The passing of Oba Senator Lekan Balogun leaves a profound void in the hearts of all who knew him, yet his memory will forever be treasured as a source of inspiration and guidance for future generations. As Ibadan Land mourns the departure of a titan, the spirit of Oba Senator Lekan Balogun will continue to resonate, a testament to the lasting impact of his extraordinary life.

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