Oluwo graces Ali Iwo Day, drums support for Olubadan
The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, yesterday, participated in theyearly Ali Iwo Royal Day in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. He joined the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Olalekan Balogun to mark the day.
Oluwo said Balogun’s emergence would strengthen the ancient tie of Ali Iwo compound and by extension, the entire Ibadanland with Iwoland.
Akanbi drummed support for Olubadan, saying Ali Iwo descendants were always distinctive in leadership role.
He said the land dispute between Iwoland and Ibadan would soon end. He urged front-liners in the matter to respect the tie and give peace a chance.
Akanbi appealed to the Oyo State government, stakeholders, politicians, princes and chiefs to support Olubadan through quality pieces of advice and logistics.
He enjoined the event organiser, Ali Iwo Progressive Movement (APM) to always partner with his throne to support subsequent editions.
He acknowledged the contributions of Ibadan and her warriors in defending Yorubaland from the time immemorial.
“I congratulate the Olubadan, for representing his dynasty qualitatively. He is a pride to the Ali Iwos. I’m proud of his history and will continously support him to succeed and pilot Ibadan affairs constructively,” Akanbi said.
“I appeal to Oyo State Government, Ibadan stakeholders, politicians, princes and chiefs to support Olubadan in all ramifications to ensure a distinctive reign. I’m sure Ali Iwo descendants are always excellent leaders”
“I want to assure Ali Iwo descendants of my support. Always liase with my palace to give the annaul event a facelift”
With Oluwo were the Akire of Ikire Ile, HRM Oba Abdulazeez Olatunbosun, Adatan of Asa, HRM Oba Akinmoyero Adeolu, Aremo Adelani Akanbi, Chiefs and princes from Iwo
Also presence were the President of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, Chief Yemisi Adeaga, Senator Kola Balogun, Hon. Musiliu Akinremi Jagaban, Mogaji Fajinmi, Hon. Idris Ajimobi and host of others.
Oba Akanbi prayer for longer life and more prosperous years for Olubadan.