Discord in Olubadan-in-council over Shittu’s chieftancy title

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On Friday, Shittu will become Fiwajoye Agbaakin of Ibadan, but the entire Olubadan-in-council is not fully on board

Peace is yet to fully reign in the Olubadan-in-Council following the interference of the state government with the status quo. Today, IBPulse gathered that a total of nine members of the Olubadan-in-Council in Ibadan, will not be attending the conferment of a chieftaincy title on Adebayo Shittu, Nigeria’s communication minister and one of the top favorites for 2019 gubernatorial race in Oyo state.

The title conferment would be done by the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Friday, November 10 but the nine members of the council who were recently crowned kings by Governor Abiola Ajimobi said they were not invited to the event nor involved in the decision to make Shittu the Fiwajoye Agbaakin of Ibadan.

According to them, it is not mandatory to attend since the Olubadan beat the norm of informing them. The Nation reported that the members of the council said the implication of not attending the ceremony would mean the Olubadan acted alone.

According to the Balogun of Ibadan, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, what Shittu is getting is a mere honorific chieftaincy title.

“On the implication, it will only not be as interesting as it should be. As far as we are concerned, he (Olubadan) is acting alone because we are not invited to the ceremony. We don’t know anything about the installation ceremony and we won’t be there,” Olakulehin said.

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