• Seyi Makinde finally dethrone 21 Ibadan ‘kings’ elevated by former Gov.Ajimobi
  • Seyi Makinde finally dethrone 21 Ibadan ‘kings’ elevated by former Gov.Ajimobi

    An end was on Tuesday, November 19, put to the rule of 21 Ibadan
    monarchy rulers who were promoted to kings by the prompt past legislative head of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, by the state government.

    Aynaijang News reports that the emergencies between the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Saliu Adetunji, and the high chiefs was let go when Governor Seyi Makinde pulled back their crowns as a feature of the condition to privately address any remaining issues.

    gathered that the Olubadan and some of his chiefs, among whom are the Otun Olubadan, Lekan Balogun, Balogun of Ibadan land, Owolabi Olakulehin and others who were also members of the Olubadan-in-council had in the last two years been engaged in a conflict.
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    It was gathered that the crisis reached its peak in August 2017 when Ajimobi, presented staffs of office to about 21 chiefs who were promoted to the status of kings.
    According to the report, efforts by eminent personalities, indigenes of Ibadan, clubs and societies in the ancient city including former president Olusegun Obasanjo , to wade into the conflict in the past, had proved abortive.
    It was gathered that the Court of Appeal in Ibadan had on August 23, referred parties in the controversial coronation to a lower court.

    Makinde opted for an out-of-court settlement to restore peace between the Olubadan and his estranged chiefs.
    The appellate court ordered that the case be returned for trial before another judge of the state high court.

    It was learnt that the parties reached agreement on Tuesday, November 19, when the state high court in a suit number M/317/2017 filed by Rashidi Ladoja pronounced that the parties in the suit have met and agreed.

    According to the judgement read by Justice A. Aderemi: “That all the gazettes affecting the chieftaincy laws of Ibadan land particularly gazette Nos 14 vol. 42 of 23rd August 2017; 15 Vol 42of 24 August 2017 and 3vol 43 of 29th March 2018 and the subsequent elevation of High Chiefs and Baale in Ibadan land as Obas during the pendency of this suit be and are hereby set aside.

    “That the right to wear beaded crown and coronet granted by the state government during the pendency of the suit, are hereby revoked. That the 1st defendant shall take steps to reconcile all parties involved in the chieftaincy matters to foster unity and harmony in the protection of the tradition of Ibadan land as relates to the chieftaincy laws of Ibadan land.”

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