This morning, I read that shit is about hit the roof as Ibadan’s new Obas are talking of dethroning Olubadan
When we thought compromise is within grasp in the face-off within the Olubadan-in-Council, news emerged this morning that peace is far from them as the 21 new Ibadan kings that were installed by the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, had already issued a dethronement notice to the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji.
Trouble started when the governor crowned the kings and some Baales in accordance with the report of Justice Boade panel that was set up by the state government to review the Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration.
The dethronement plan was made public at a press conference addressed by the 21 kings at Mapo Hall, Ibadan on Monday. Speaking on behalf of others, the leader of the group , Oba Lekan Balogun , the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, said the Imperial Majesty has been taking unilateral decisions on behalf of the Olubadan-Kings-in-Council, he added that the Olubadan is also inciting the people against the state government.
The press conference was also attended by Oba Owolabi Olakulehin , Oba Abimbola Ajibola, Oba Eddy Oyewole , Oba Lateef Adebimpe, Oba Amidu Ajibade and Oba Kola Adegbola.
Responding to the development, Olubadan’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Adeola Oloko, told PUNCH that the palace had yet to receive any notice and that a response from the monarch would be communicated to the public at the appropriate time.
Brace yourselves people, this action film isn’t ending anytime soon.