Despite belonging to different political parties as well the ongoing crisis as a result of Olubadan Chieftaintancy review resulting into the elevation of some High Chiefs in Ibadan land to Obas by the state government, the Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji former Governor of the State, Senator Rasidi Ladoja, and other prominent Ibadan indigenes over the weekend unanimously united for progress of the ancient city.
They all gathered to witness and felicitate with the new executive members of Ajorosun social club, a foremost social cultural group in Ibadan land at their inauguration.
Other dignitaries at the event included; former Chief Justice in the State, Justice Badejoko Adeniji, President Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) Chief Adeyemi Soladoye, Member, House of Representatives representing Egbeda/Ona-Ara, Hon. Taiwo Akintola and outgoing President of the club, Professor Olukayode Idowu.
The outgoing President charged the indigenes to make use of their population, political exposure and experience to continue to set the pace in the areas of economy, social, politics, commerce and educational advancement for the state and Africa in general.
While the new President, Chief Oluokun Babalola, In his acceptance speech, said he needed the support of all and sundry in achieving his campaign promises.
Babalola while pledging support of the club to all issues that will bring development to the city, said he cannot do it alone, hence there was a need to rally in and his executive members in moving the club forward and by extension, Ibadanland in general.
Ajimobi who was represented by the secretary to the state government, Alhaji Olalekan Alli said Ajimobi always seek the goodness and unity of Ibadan at all times.
The Olubadan, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji while showering blessings on Ibadan land said; “as a father of all sons and daughters of the ancient city, I will always be in support of all suggestions, moves and efforts in moving the city forward”.
According to the monarch, “I thank you for your efforts, you will continue to succeed. I want all of you to work for Ibadan progress and God will continue to be with you. Amin”.
Chief Ladoja who was the special guest of honour at the event was commended by the speakers for his role in ensuring the success of the event which was aimed at promoting peace in the city.