By Ola Ajayi
Ibadan—THE installation of a new Olubadan of Ibadanland after the interment of late Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade tomorrow may suffer a hitch following a fresh litigation filed against Governor Abiola Ajimobi and the nine-member Olubadan-in-Council.
The Seriki Chiefs of Ibadanland who feel that the lawful process of selecting a new monarch for the city is not strictly adhered to are praying an Oyo State High Court to address the issue due to its urgency and to prevent High Chief Saliu Adetunji from being installed as the new king.
“There is real urgency in this case because the ‘res’ to be preserved is the Olubadan of Ibadan Chieftaincy and the respondents have concluded their plans to install the defendant as the next Olubadan in spite of the pendency of the order of interlocutory injunction and in spite of this suit and the claimant learnt of this plan only on February 1, 2016″.
In the suit filed by their legal counsel, Mr. Abideen Adeniran, they are praying the court to grant them an interlocutory injunction restraining Governor Ajimobi and other defendants, from filling any vacancy in the Olubadan of Ibadan chieftaincy.
Ibadan markets to remain shut Friday
AS a mark of honour for late Olubadan, the Oyo State Market Leaders Advisory Council has directed closure of all markets in Ibadan on Friday.
According to the council, since Friday is the day the remains of the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana, Odugade I, will be interred, all markets should remain shut.