Olubadan can't stop crowning of 32 Obas

Olubadan can't stop crowning of 32 Obas

Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Bimbo Kolade has said the Olubadan of Ibadanland cannot stop the ongoing review of 1957 Olubadan chieftaincy declaration that will result in upward review of kings in Ibadan from one to 32.

Responding to the statement credited to the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji where he said the decision of the governor is contrary to the provision of the Olubadan chieftancy law, Kolade said the report submitted last Friday would go through the normal processes it should before it becomes a law and declaration in the state.

Answering questions on whether Olubadan could stop government from the review, Kolade said that the chiefs law- the declaration that the state is using for Olubadan Chieftaincy Matters which was put together in 1967 and it eventually became a certified declaration in 1959 would resolve the logjam.

Kolade, however, stated that Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, did not agree to the review initially until the exercise was better explained to him before he later agreed. so it is normal for people to agree and disagree on issues.

The director, media and public affairs to Olubadan, Adeola Oloko, in a statement on Tuesday, described the proposed 32 kings for Ibadan as a joke taken too far, saying for the avoidance of doubt, there was never a time that Olubadan supported the review embarked upon by the Oyo State Government.

Reports by Kunle Ojo

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