Following the Olubadan-Designate, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin’s worship last Sunday at the Cathedral of St Peters Aremo, Ibadan, Oyo State, Clergymen from the Anglican Church have visited him at his Alalubosa residence to pay homage to the Nominated-Olubadan of Ibadanland.

The Clerics were led by the Bishop of Ibadan Diocese, Anglican Communion, The Most Reverend Joseph Akinfenwa, who disclosed that the visit was to pay homage to one of their own and a strong supporter of the Anglican community who has been nominated as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland by Ibadan Kingmakers and to pray for a peaceful and successful reign of the monarch.

Speaking, Anglican Chancellor, Ibadan North, said, the clerics and the Anglican community were excited to see the Olubadan-Designate in Church last Sunday which made the Church to give them the impetus to also visit Oba Olakulehin.

On his part, Bishop of Ibadan North Diocese, Rt Rev. Williams Aladekugbe prayed for the good health of the monarch and wisdom like that of King Solomon to direct the affairs of Ibadan and lead it to more prosperity, peace and development.

Responding on behalf of the Olubadan-Designate, Prince Olasunmbo Owolabi-Olakulehin thanked the Anglican Clerics and the Church for the visit, saying Oba Olakulehin initiated how he went to the Church on Sunday as he felt the need to offer his gratitude and thanksgiving to God for his nomination as the next Olubadan of Ibadanland.

Other Clerics on the entourage include, Rt Rev Akintunde Popoola, Bishop Ibadan South Diocese, Rtd Venerable Paul Alamu, Provost Kehinde Aremu of the Ibadan South Anglican Church, St David’s Cathedral and Provost Alade Ayinla of All Saints Anglican Church Apata

It would be recalled that, the Ibadan Kingmakers among the Olubadan-in Council have nominated Oba Owolabi Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland, while the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde is expected to respond officially to the nomination as being forwarded to him for approval.

PR/Olawale Asake


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