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Celebrating the Legacy of High Chief Segun Osibote, the Aloran of Ijebu Ife: A Political Icon

By Tayo Mabeweje

In the annals of Nigerian politics, certain figures emerge whose impact transcends the confines of their time, leaving an indelible mark on the socio-political landscape. High Chief Segun Osibote, also known as Aloran, stands tall among these icons. His journey from the late 80s to the present day serves as a testament to his unwavering commitment to service and leadership.

Born on December 30, 1946, in Ogun State, into the esteemed family of Chief Stephen Osibote, a Pharmacist, High Chief Aloran was destined for greatness from the start. His foray into politics in the late 80s marked the beginning of a remarkable journey that would see him rise above challenges and adversaries to become a revered leader in Ogun State politics and beyond.

One of his defining moments came when he took the center stage in Nigerian politics, emerging as the State Chairman of the National Republican Convention from the Liberal Convention Party, defeating heavyweight contenders who were backed by political heavyweights from the then Nigeria National Congress. This victory catapulted him into the limelight, earning him the admiration and respect of his peers and constituents alike.

High Chief Aloran’s political trajectory saw him championing the cause of the National Republican Convention, a platform through which he advocated for progressive policies and initiatives aimed at uplifting the lives of the people of Ogun State.

Chief Segun Osibote was elected to serve as a member of the House of Representatives in Abuja under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2007 and served as a member of various House Committees, including Special Duties, Petroleum Resources (Up Stream), House Services, Foreign Affairs, Electoral Matters, and Agriculture. His tenure as a member of the House of Representatives further solidified his reputation as a principled and dedicated servant of the people.

Throughout his illustrious career, High Chief Aloran has remained a steadfast advocate for the advancement of his community and the empowerment of future leaders. His philanthropic endeavors, coupled with his unwavering commitment to grassroots development, have endeared him to countless individuals who have benefited from his generosity and leadership.

As the current leading figure of the All Progressives Congress in Ijebu East Local and a member of the Ogun Elders Council, High Chief Aloran continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the political landscape of Ogun State. His astute leadership and visionary guidance have set a standard of excellence for aspiring leaders to emulate.

Beyond his political achievements, High Chief Olusegun Osibote remains deeply rooted in his cultural heritage, occupying one of the highest chieftaincies in the domain of the revered monarch, Alaiyelluwa Oba Adesesan Oguntayo, FCA, the Ajalorun of Ijebu Ife. His commitment to preserving tradition while embracing progress exemplifies his dynamic leadership style and enduring legacy.

As we celebrate the life and contributions of High Chief Segun Osibote, the Aloran of Ijebu Ife, let us extend our heartfelt best wishes for his continued good health and many more years of guidance and mentorship to the countless mentees who have benefited from his wisdom and leadership. He truly embodies the essence of a political icon, whose legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.

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