The Otun Olubadan of Ibadan, Rashidi Ladoja, has taken legal action against the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, and the ten newly appointed Obas who now wear beaded crowns.
Ladoja filed the lawsuit at the Oyo State High Court in Ibadan last Thursday, challenging the chieftaincy title and the governor’s and Olubadan’s actions.
As previously reported by @goldmynetv on June 22, Makinde approved the elevation of the Obas based on the recommendation of the Olubadan, who holds the authority to prescribe and consent to such appointments.
It should be noted that the governor officially presented the Staff of the Office to the new Obas on the preceding Friday.
The newly appointed Obas are Owolabi Olakulehin, Tajudeen Ajibola, Eddy Oyewole, Lateef Adebimpe, Biodun Kola-Daisi, Kola Adegbola, Hamidu Ajibade, Olubunmi Isioye, Bayo Akande, and Abiodun Azeez. However, Ladoja, who had previously rejected the elevation, was noticeably absent from the ceremony.