Installation of the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, got another boost yesterday as the Otun Olubadan, High Chief Rasidi Ladoja, withdrew his suit against the Olubadan-in-Council.
This move further clears the coast for Oba Olakulehin to ascend the throne.

Chief Ladoja had gone to court over an alleged threat to his kingship ambition by other members of the Council, following his refusal to be crowned a king during the elevation of High Chiefs by the late Olubadan, Oba Lekan Balogun.

The lawsuit had impeded Olakulehin’s coronation whose nomination as the next monarch awaits Governor Seyi Makinde’s approval.

Earlier efforts to make both parties – Ladoja and the Olubadan-in-Council reach a compromise failed as the defendants insisted there was no need to sign any agreement for out-of-court settlement since they had abided with the 1957 Chieftaincy Declaration.

May 8, 2024

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