The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State Sen. Teslim Folarin has congratulated the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba (Dr.) Mohood Olalekan Balogun on his 80th birthday.
Folarin, in a statement he personally signed in Ibadan described the octagenarian monarch as an embodiment of royalty, objectivity and astuteness, one full of wisdom, and a custodian of the very rich Ibadan traditional heritage.
The Oyo Central Senator said: “On behalf of my family and the good people of Oyo Central Senatorial District, I felicitate Your Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Mohood Olalekan Balogun, the Olubadan of Ibadanland on the occasion of your glorious 80th birthday.
“Attaining the age of 80, is not an easy feat especially in this clime where life expectancy is something to worry about, but God in His infinite mercies has kept you to this day”.
“Your reign as our King has been peaceful and prosperous for both indigenes and non-indigenes alike”
“As you celebrate, I am very sure your heart is filled with joy for what God has helped you achieve in the last eight decades and looking forward, I pray that all your dreams and wishes for Ibadanland and our people come true”
“Long may you live in peace and good health, Kabiyesi”
“Aku Odun, Aku Iyedun. K’Ade Pe Lori, Ki Bata Pe L’ese, Ki Irukere Di Okini”