Kingmakers Announce Lekan Balogun As New Olubadan

New Olubadan of Ibadan announced

Members of the Olubadan-in-Council have endorsed the nomination of Dr Lekan Balogun as the next Olubadan of Ibadanland.

The development was disclosed by Osi Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Tajudeen Ajibola during a briefing on Wednesday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Ajibola told newsmen that the decision by the kingmakers to make Dr Balogun the new Olubadan was in accordance with the tradition.

The 10 high chiefs who made the announcement at Mapo hall, Ibadan, Oyo state capital, said there is no court case stopping them from appointing the new Olubadan.


Speaking to newsmen after the announcement, Balogun said;

“I enjoin you all to discard with all unfounded rumours and insinuations capable of disturbing the peace of Ibadanland, irrespective of the quarter from which such fake news emanate.

“In line with the traditional practice of Ibadanland when an occasion like this arises, the Olubadan-in-Council has been up and doing liaising with the Oyo state government to ensure that every necessary step to sustain the peace of the city is strictly followed”.

Though Balogun is next in line as the most senior high chief, Michael Lana, the former attorney-general of Oyo, had written Seyi Makinde, the state governor, asking him not to recognise Balogun.

It was gathered that Ladoja, the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland and former governor of Oyo state, was absent at the meeting of the high chiefs.

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