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The Ogun state Governor , Dapo Abiodun has described the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, as a Titan and “neutral Royal Father and Impartial Father of All .
The governor said the 77-year-old first class Oba demonstrated neutrality in the build up to 2019 election.
Abiodun said this on Thursday at the ThanksGiving ceremony held in Abeokuta in commemoration of the Monarch’s 15 years on the throne .
Oba Gbadebo was installed as the 10th Alake of Egbaland in 2005 after the demise of late Oba Oyebade Lipede .
According to the governor , the Alake has also been patriotic and courageous, having served the Nation meritoriously in the military – one of the highest and greatest callings that statesmen are known to aspire for.
“In the Corporate world, the man we have come to celebrate and venerate is also a Titan.
“A scholar and Mathematician of inimitable virtue, Kabiyesi combines all that one expects in a Modern Day Monarch.
“And what else do you expect from such an individual on the throne of his forebears? Progress, Development, and Positive Change that have become the lots of the Egba People under his rulership.
“I remember, Your Majesty, in particular that your calmness even in tempestuous situations, you always live above the frays and temptation that challenged your neutrality as a Royal Father and Impartial Father of All.
” This, you amply demonstrated on many occasions, particularly in the build up to 2019 election- where you not only played the role of Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland but as Chairman of Ogun State Council of Obas.
“Your leadership at that time was remarkable and one of the defining moments for our State.”