in ,

Olubadan stool still empty one month after candidate nomination

The Oyo State government is yet to announce the date for the coronation of Owolabi Akinloye Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland one month after his appointment by the Olubadan-in-Council, DAILY POST reports.

The Olakulehin who hails from Okugbaja lineage in the Ita Baale area of Ibadan North East local government is the current Balogun of Ibadanland.

The position of Olubadan of Ibadanland became vacant as a result of the death of the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun.

Olakulehin was appointed and nominated as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland by the members of Olubadan-in-Council on Friday, 12th April 2024.

The Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja presided over the meeting.

Olakulehin’s name was forwarded to the Oyo State government by the Olubadan-in-Council for approval and official announcement and coronation.

Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Olusegun Olayiwola, told DAILY POST that the state government has received the letter.

However, the state government is yet to announce the date for the coronation of the Olubadan-designate. This situation has become a source of worry for some eminent personalities in the ancient city.

Some of those who spoke with DAILY POST advised the state governor to confirm and announce the date for Olakulehin’s coronation without wasting more time.

An indigene of Ibadan who asked not to be named advised the governor to confirm Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland without much ado.

“Senator Ladoja has withdrawn his case, Olakulehin has been nominated since, so we don’t know what next. The governor should confirm him on time. There is no need to waste more time again. We are anxiously waiting for the day of coronation”.

But the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, told DAILY POST on Monday, that the delay is due to some administrative issues.

Olayiwola in a telephone conversation said, “Nothing is happening. The process of coronating an Oba is not something one should toy with.

“And this is a paramount ruler, it is an Imperial Majesty and we need to follow due process. There are a number of things we have to look into. There are some administrative works that we have to take into consideration. But, I can assure you that not too long, you are going to hear from us”.

Olubadan stool still empty one month after candidate nomination

NLC, TUC seal IBEDC office in Ogun

Tinubu swears in two NPC commissioners