Olubadan Kicks Against Ibadan Chieftaincy Review

Jennifer Akamanu


The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has kicked against the recommendation of 32 crown Obas for Ibadan land by a panel of inquiry.

A statement issued by the Director, Media and Public Affairs to the Olubadan, Mr. Adeola Oloko, said the governor should learn from Sokoto and Kano states “where we have one emir each.”

The statement said it was erroneous to believe that Olubadan had at one time opposed the chieftaincy review before changing his mind to support it.

The statement reads, “There was never a time that Olubadan supported the review embarked upon by the Oyo State Government.

This was why the first class monarch did not submit any memorandum nor make any representation to the panel.

When last week the panel submitted its report to the state governor, the public would vividly remember that Olubadan was not in the picture at all, because he was not invited.”

The statement said all Ibadan people understood the chieftaincy ‎system of the land but that the governor did not seek the position of the people.

“How many town hall meetings did the state government convene before arriving at the conclusion that Ibadan deserves 32 crowns?” he asked.


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