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Lekan Balogun emerges Oluibadan designate - ITREALMS

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High-Chief Lekan Balogun has emerged as the Olubadan designate by Ibadan high chiefs, reports ITREALMS.
Chief Lekan Balogun

This followed the demise of Oba Saliu Adetunji on Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Sources close to the Palace of oluibadan revealed that 10 high chiefs made the announcement at Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Oyo state capital, as they insisted there is no court case stopping them from appointing the new Olubadan.

They maintained that the administration of the late Abiola Ajimobi did not tamper with the Ibadan chieftaincy declaration of 1957 by elevating them from high chiefs to kings.

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.

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