By Olaolu Bilau
The Coordinator of Oyo State PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, has sent warm congratulations to the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana, Odugade the 1st, the Council of Chiefs, all the chiefs, Iyalodes, Baales and the entire indigenes of Ibadanland on the successful celebration of this year’s Oke ‘badan festival.
Oloye Akinjide, in a press release issued by the Director, Media and Publicity for the campaign organization, Alhaji Kehinde Olaosebikan, said the festival held last week in a bigger and more elaborate form provided avenue to showcase the rich culture, peculiarity and greatness of the Ibadan people.
The PDP Coordinator, a cherished daughter of Ibadanland, said the convivial, glamorous and peaceful atmosphere with which the event was held has again further confirmed that Ibadan people remain the most accommodating, amiable, peaceful and hospitable people across the world, the qualities responsible for the daily growth of Ibadan, the largest city in Black Africa.
While expressing optimism that all the prayers offered for the continued peace, progress and expansion of Ibadanland would be answered, the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja assured of a bigger celebration next year when the dream of creation of Ibadan state would have materialised.
Oloye Akinjide reminded the people of Ibadanland that just as they trooped out en mass to celebrate the glamourous heritage of Ibadanland as well as their eager declaration of their desire for the actualisation of Ibadan state at the event, they should vote en masse for President Goodluck Jonathan on March 28 so that Ibadan State will not end a dream again.
With the high excitement shown by the people over the prospect of Ibadan State all through the festival, Oloye Akinjide said she was further spurred by the passion and eagerness with which the people were expecting the new state and assured the Olubadan of Ibadanland, all the chiefs, Iyalodes, baales, the entire indigenes, residents and all lovers of Ibadan that nothing will delay the creation of Ibadan State, as soon as President Jonathan is re-elected into office.
She therefore called on the people of Ibadanland of voting age yet to collect their PVCs to do so and vote for President Jonathan in the March 28 presidential election, adding that it is the desire of all genuine Ibadan indigenes to celebrate the next Oke ‘badan festival in Ibadan State and nothing will change that if President Jonathan is re-elected.
Oloye Akinjide commended the organizers of the festival for making this year’s editon elaborate, classy with a great touch of modernity. Oke ‘Badan agbe gbogbo wa o! Amin.