By Odunayo Oluwabukola, Ibadan
A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last election in Oyo State, Engineer Oyedele Hakeem Alao, has celebrated the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland and former governor of the state, High Chief Rasheed Adewolu Ladoja, on the occasion of his 79th birthday anniversary.
Alao in a congratulatory message he personally signed, described the former governor as a living legend whose impact in politics, governance and traditional institution, has continued to be source of emulation for those behind him.
According to him, Senator Ladoja is a political leader to many politicians within and outside the state and upcoming ones with his landmark legacies as a parliamentarian of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and governor of the pace setter state, stating that as a man of his words who served with honour and integrity his name would continue to ring a bell in the political anal of the country.
The Oman-based Projects and Contract Management Specialist, maintained that 16 years after he left office as governor his developmental projects strewn across every part of the state speaks volume of his commitment to serve the people, noting that he has made a name for himself as a politician with foresight, industrialist and an elder statesman.
He added that as a mentor to the younger ones who tenaciously hold on to what he believes in, High Chief Ladoja is nothing but a profound Omoluabi who would always be relevant in the political sphere and traditional institution.
He said, ” I join millions of the admirers of the former governor of our dear state and Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Rasheed Adewolu Ladoja, on the occasion of his 79th birthday anniversary. He is a living legend and role model to many politicians and upcoming ones with his laudable contributions to the development of Oyo State there for all to see.
“It is my fervent prayer that Almighty Allah would continue to preserve his life to be relevant always and for him to achieve his life long ambition of getting to the throne of his forefathers. Congratulations Sir.”