Olubadan stool: Ladoja withdraws case against elevation of kingmakers in Oyo - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Olubadan stool: Ladoja withdraws case against elevation of kingmakers in Oyo

Following the call by members of Olubadan in Council that Otun Olubadan, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja should withdraw his suit against the crown-wearing kings over their elevation by Governor Seyi Makinde, the former governor has reportedly withdrawn the case.

According to an impeccable source, Ladoja, who is the most senior Chief and next in hierarchy to the Olubadan designate, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin has finally withdrawn the suit he filed.

Recall that Oba Lateef Adebimpe, Osi Balogun, after a meeting in Ibadan said, “The nomination letter is with the state government, what is left now is for High Chief Ladoja to withdraw the pending case in court in order to facilitate the installation of the new Olubadan.”

The source said that the case was withdrawn in the interest of Ibadan and not on any other consideration.

He said, “I’m telling you authoritatively that the case has been withdrawn not for any other reason but in the interest of Ibadan. You know High Chief Ladoja loves Ibadan and he won’t do anything that will be antithetical to the progress and peace of the ancient city.”

Also, an aide of High Chief Ladoja when he was governor, Adeola Oloko, confirmed that the case had been withdrawn. 

He, however, did not disclose when exactly the withdrawal took place. 

He simply said, “Yes. It is true.”

Now that one of the major bottlenecks has been removed, all eyes will now be on Governor Seyi Makinde to do the needful.

The nomination of Olubadan designate was submitted to the Governor about three weeks ago.

His approval will lead to the installation of Oba Owolabi Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan any moment from now.

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