The Aare-Onibon Balogun of Ibadanland, Olooye Adegboyega Taofeek Adegoke, has felicitated with the former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja (FNSE), the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, on the occasion of his 79th birthday.
Olooye Adegoke said considering the celebrant political and mentorship record, Senator Ladoja could only be described as a leader of leaders, a democrat and an epitome of excellence, who believes in democratic norms.
According to Aare-Onibon Balogun, “Senator Rashidi Ladoja is a political enigma who in the past had fought and won several political battles in and out of office. I recalled with nostalgic feelings, his exploits as the Governor of Oyo State.
“His many achievements; his hard-fighting core and political prowess while in the Agodi Government House as the Chief Executive, among others, still remain unbeaten particularly in workers’ welfare and in the education sector.
“His policies while at the helms of affairs as the Governor of Oyo state remain a template for the other governors that came after him till date.
While extolling the Otun Olubadan for his maturity and wise counsels to the old and young alike, his inspiration to the younger generation on the path of good education, entrepreneurship and quality leadership remains unbeatable.
Aare-Onibon Balogun, his family and political associates prayed that the almighty God would continue to protect the former governor and his family, and grant him more strength to mentor young people as well as long life to attain the throne of his forefathers.