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Late Olubadan Left Indelible Footprints – Atiku

Posted: Jan 21, 2016 at 10:22 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
Rotimi Akinwumi
Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Atiku Abubakar has expressed sadness over the death of Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade, who passed on, on Tuesday.
Atiku in his condolences to the entire Ibadan people describing the late monarch as a towering character whose footprints in Nigeria’s politics and traditional rulership will remain indelible.
In a statement issued by his Media Office in Abuja, Atiku  recalled  the late Olubadan’s wisdom and counsel which he rendered to those who encountered him during his reign were invaluable.
“On several occasions during the reign of Oba Odulana, each time I visited Ibadan I will always pay homage to him at his palace and at each time I am particularly delighted by his fatherly advice and prayers for me,” Atiku says.
“I share in the grief of the people of Ibadan over the demise of this outstanding monarch, but I am more delighted about the fact that Oba Odulana led an impactful lifetime” he said.
Atiku Abubakar condoles with indigenes and residents of the ancient city of Ibadan over the demise of its paramount ruler, and particularly urges family and associates of the late king to take solace in the fact that Oba Odulana lived a rich and impactful life.