21 Ibadan Kings Issue Deposition Notice To Olubadan
When the Oyo state governor Abiola Ajimobi surprised everyone by installing 21 traditional rulers in one day in Ibadan, the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji kicked against it.
Little did the Olubadan know that few months after installation, the 21 kings would be serving him a deposition notice.
The Olubadan and the Olubadan-in-Council fell out after the governor crowned them and some Baales in accordance with the report of Justice Boade panel set up by Ajimobi to review the Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration.
Olubadan’s Director, Media and Public Affairs, Adeola Oloko, told our correspondent that the palace had yet to receive any notice and that a response from the monarch would be communicated to the public at the appropriate time.
At a press conference addressed by the 21 kings at Mapo Hall, Ibadan on Monday, leader of the group, Oba Lekan Balogun, who is also the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, accused the monarch of taking unilateral decisions on behalf of the ‘Olubadan-Kings-in-Council’ and inciting the people against the state government.
Among those who attended the conference were Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, Oba Abimbola Ajibola, Oba Eddy Oyewole, Oba Lateef Adebimpe, Oba Amidu Ajibade and Oba Kola Adegbola.
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