Monday, April 15, 2024

Olubadan: Ibadan elders meet Ladoja, wade in to prevent looming crisis


Outstanding indigenes of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, have met a former governor of the state, Senator Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja, over the disaster between him (Ladoja) and a few Excessive Chiefs who’ve been promoted to the standing of Obas within the historical metropolis.

DAILY POST gathered that Ladoja, who’s the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, and different Excessive Chiefs who are actually Obas are presently at loggerheads over the Olubadan stool.

The place of Olubadan of Ibadanland turned vacant after the passage of the forty second Olubadan, Oba Mahood Olalekan Balogun, who handed away on the age of 81.

Our correspondent learnt that the following Olubadan, in keeping with the normal association, is the Balogun of Ibadanland, Owolabi Akinloye Olakulehin.

In response to the Ibadan chieftaincy association, for Olakulehin to turn out to be Olubadan, he should be nominated by the following individual to him in his line, Otun Balogun Tajudeen Ajibola, at a gathering convened by essentially the most senior chief within the different line, Ladoja, inside 21 days of the demise of the monarch.

Ladoja made an try to name a gathering to start the method for the coronation of Olakulehin however the assembly was shunned by different Excessive Chiefs now Obas.

The Excessive Chiefs who shunned the assembly on Tuesday, twenty sixth March, 2024 at Olubadan palace in Oja Oba, Ibadan, embody the Osi Olubadan, Eddy Oyewole Foko; the Ashipa Olubadan, Abiodun Kola-Daisi; the Ekerin Olubadan, Hamidu Ajibade; the Ekarun Olubadan, Adebayo Akande; the Otun Balogun, Tajudeen Ajibola; the Osi Balogun, Lateef Adebimpe; the Ashipa Balogun, Kola Adegbola; Ekerin Balogun, Dada Isioye; and the Ekarun Balogun, Abiodun Azeez.

The absence of the Excessive Chiefs on the assembly has been a supply of rigidity in Ibadan.

Nevertheless, DAILY POST authoritatively gathered that some distinguished indigenes of Ibadan on Wednesday met Ladoja and appealed to him in order that the looming disaster will be averted.

A supply near the previous governor informed DAILY POST on Thursday that the assembly was held on the residence of a former President of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) Chief Bode Amao on Wednesday.

He added that the assembly was attended by Primate Emeritus of Methodist Church of Nigeria, Primate Sunday Ola Makinde, some registered Mogajis (household heads) and different distinguished indigenes of Ibadan.

“Some elders in Ibadan have met the previous governor of the state, Senator Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja on Wednesday. The assembly was held to forestall the looming disaster.

“The assembly was held on the residence of Chief Bode Amao. It was attended by Primate Ola Makinde. We even have another elders in Ibadan on the assembly.

“It was Primate Ola Makinde that initiated the assembly and it was agreed that the assembly ought to be held on the residence of Chief Bode Amao due to his age. Some registered Mogajis (household heads) additionally attended the assembly. It was held at Bode Amao’s residence in Iwo Street on Wednesday,” he mentioned.

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