Dubious Ibadan rulers visit Olubadan as he turns 91

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji on Monday got in his royal residence all the 21 ‘new kings’ raised by previous Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state.

The ruler, denoting his 91st birthday today, was facilitating Chief Yemi Soladoye-led Central Council of Ibadan indigenes when the guests arrived.

The Otun Olubadan, High Chief Lekan Balogun, drove all other high chiefs incorporating Baales in Ibadan lesser cities who were on August 27, 2017, given crowns by the previous Governor in a solitary day.

Up to this point when Balogun grasped compromise with four other high chiefs, others adhered to their guns and distanced themselves from palace activities.

In any case, around 1:15pm on Monday, Balogun drove other bothered high boss, including Baales, who had avoided the palace for more than two years.

In the midst of exhibition, they all prostrated to the ruler consistently as he (Olubadan) invited them with open hands.

Two years prior, the elevation/coronation of chiefs, polarised the once united Olubadan-In-Council as the monarch opposed the said reform carried out by the state government.

Olubadan likewise found a partner in one of the high chiefs, Rashidi Ladoja, a previous Governor of the state who separated himself from the height and established an activity in court.

Ladoja won in a landmark judgment conveyed by Justice Aiki who depicted every one of the procedures that led to the installation of new kings as illegal, null, void and of no effect.

Ajimobi, be that as it may, bid the judgment until his successor, Governor Seyi Makinde, a week ago started an out-of-court settlement for compromise.