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April 12, 2024

Olubadan-in-council certifies Olakulehin fit to ascend throne

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The Olubadan-in-Council has certified the Olubadan designate, High Chief Owolabi Olakulehin, fit to ascend the throne as Olubadan of Ibadanland.

The Olubadan-in-Council made the declaration at the end of a special meeting with the Olubadan-designate at Oja-Oba palace of Olubadan on Friday in Ibadan.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting had in attendance 10 Olubadan-in-Council members, while the Otun Balogun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Abimbola Ajibola, who allegedly said that Olakulehin was not fit, was not at the meeting.

Addressing the newsmen after the meeting, the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja, said that members of the Olubadan-in-Council had done their part as Ibadan kingmakers.

According to him, a letter will be sent to Gov. Seyi Makinde for government consent before the coronation of Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

“After the governor’s consent, a day for the coronation will be announced. We thank everyone for the support, as we pray that all of us will be alive to witness the coronation,” he said. (NAN)