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Lekan Balogun declared next Olubadan by kingmakers



The Olubadan-in-Council, a conclave of Ibadan kingmakers, have declared the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Excessive Chief Lekan Balogun, as the subsequent Olubadan of Ibadanland.


The forty first Olubadan, Saliu Adetunji, died on January 2.


The Olubadan-in-Council’s choice to crown Balogun because the forty second king was made recognized by the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland and former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, who addressed newsmen on behalf of the council after a gathering with Governor Seyi Makinde at present Saturday, January 15.


In response to him, the perceived controversy surrounding ascension to the Olubadan stool has been resolved.


Additionally, an announcement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Oyo governor, Taiwo Adisa, quoted Ladoja as affirming the candidature of Balogun. He additionally promised that the Olubadan-in-Council would collectively make a public assertion on their resolutions soonest.


Ladoja was quoted as saying

”I can inform you that Ibadan could be very fortunate. All of the issues inflicting disaster in Ibadanland have been resolved. The governor has been magnanimous to have known as this assembly as a result of these of us who thought we received’t meet once more have lastly met and resolved all of the issues. So, I can inform you that, by subsequent week, you received’t discover any pressure in Ibadan once more.

The decision is easy and the one competition was the objection by Barrister Lana on the courtroom case and it has been resolved. None of us argued that the Otun Olubadan, Senator Balogun, isn’t the subsequent Olubadan. All of us have agreed on that place as a result of that’s our hierarchy.

Earlier than the decision could possibly be introduced, we have now our process. The Olubadan-in-Council will meet and we’ll current the candidate to the governor for assent.

Now, we’re very comfortable that we have now resolved the issue and we’re all grateful to the governor.”

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