Next Olubadan Of Ibadanland Unveiled

Next Olubadan In Line, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin 
Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, the current Balogun of Ibadahland is expected to be crowned as the next Olubadan in the next coming days.
The coronation of Oba Olakulehin is subjected to the approval of the state governor, Seyi Makinde.
He will be crowned following the demise of the 42nd Olubadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, on Thursday.
The Olubadan chieftaincy declaration is the one of the most unique in Yorubaland. This is because the succession and elevation to the throne is by promotion, with the most senior chief after the King taking his place, after his demise.
Also, according to the amended Ibadan Chieftaincy Declaration, order, dated February 11, 2022, in view of the judgments of the Oyo State High Court on February 1 and 10, 2022, as well as sections 7, 20, 26 and 30 of the Chiefs Law of Oyo State 2000, the next to Olubadan and most senior on both lines are the Otun Olubadan and Balogun, who under the Western Nigeria Law are recognised as second class traditional rulers and are paid stipends.
Others are the Osi Olubadan, Asipa Olubadan, Ekerin and Ekarun, as well as Otun Balogun, Osi Balogun, Asipa Balogun, Ekerin and Ekarun Balogun, while the Seriki and Iyalode, (“mother of the town”, female chief) are also members of the Olubadan advisory council.
However, due to the above, the next in line to the late Olubadan is Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, who heads the Balogun line and from Ita Baale in Ibadan North East Local Government.
Oba Olakulehin who was a member of the  House of Representative in the Third Republic. Also, it is expected that palace drummers will move from Alli-Iwo to the Ita Baale Palace of Ọba Olakulehin, heralding his symbolic ascension to the throne.
Also, according to tradition, the next in line to Olakulehin, after he is coronated is High Chief Rashidi Ladoja, who heads the civil line as Otun Olubadan of Ibadan.

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