The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Sen Abiola Ajimobi has decribed the Soun of Ogbomoso land, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, as a stabilizing factor in the social and traditional institutions of Oyo State.
The Oyo State former governor said this while felicitating with the Soun on the occasion of his 94th years birthday.
A statement by Bolaji Tunji, Special Adviser Communication and Strategy to the APC Deputy National Chairman (South) quotes Ajimobi as saying that clocking the enviable age of 94 is no mean achievement also considering the fact that the nonagenarian monarch still enjoys good health.
He described Oba Ajagungbade’s reign as the pivot for the giant developmental strides Ogbomoso and its surrounding towns have witnessed in recent time.
“With your nearly five decades on the throne of your forefathers, Kabiyesi, you have brought tremendous development to Ogbomosoland and its surrounding towns”, Ajimobi said
According to Ajimobi, the Soun had always demonstrated total commitment to the sustenance of peace in Ogbomosoland and Oyo State in general.
“His love for his people have shown in the giant strides of Ogbomoso sons and daughters, both at home and in the diaspora. Though it is always said that uneasy lies the head that wears the crown, by carriage, achievements and astuteness, Kabiyesi has shown that he has been able to carry his subjects along on every steps he has taken since his ascension to the throne about 47 years ago.
“The monarchy is a labour intensive industry, to quote the former British Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, but Kabiyesi has labored in love for his people and he has been accorded the necessary support that has allowed peace and tranquility to reign in his domain”.