Kingmakers in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, have appointed the current Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Owolabi Akinloye Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

The kingmakers are also the members of the Olubadan-in-Council.

Olakulehin’s appointment was ratified at a meeting held at Mapo Hall on Friday.

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The meeting started around 11:00 am and ended some minutes after 12:00 pm, DAILY POST reports.

The Olubadan stool became vacant as a result of the death of the 42nd holder of the title, Oba Mahood Olalekan Balogun, who joined his ancestors last month.


The Olubadan-in-Council met at Mapo Hall on Friday to nominate Olakulehin and the nomination was ratified by all the members present.

Olakulehin was nominated by the Osi Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Lateef Adebimpe.

The meeting, which was attended by Olakulehin, was chaired by the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, a former governor of Oyo State, High Chief Rasidi Ladoja.

Other members of Olubadan-in-Council at the meeting are Osi Olubadan, Eddy Oyewole Foko; Ashipa Olubadan, Abiodun Kola-Daisi; Ekerin Olubadan, Hamidu Ajibade; Ekarun Olubadan, Adebayo Akande; Osi Balogun, Lateef Adebimpe; Ashipa Balogun, Kola Adegbola; Ekerin Balogun, Dada Isioye and Ekarun Balogun, Abiodun Azeez.

Our correspondent who is monitoring the meeting reports that the Otun Balogun, Tajudeen Ajibola, was absent.

Our correspondent reports that immediately after the ratification, the High Chiefs will send the name of Olakulehin to the state governor, Seyi Makinde, for endorsement.



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