The Olubadan-in-Council which comprises kingmakers for the Olubadan of Ibadan stool will meet again on Tuesday over who fills the vacant stool of the Olubadan of Ibadanland.
This was contained in a circular sighted by our reporter with reference number OAC/1/260/72 and dated January 6, 2022, signed by the secretary to the Olubadan Advisory Council, K. Liasu
The kingmakers are to meet at the Olubadan palace at Oja’ba, Ibadan, for 11.00 am.
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In the selection of a new Olubadan, there are 11 kingmakers according to the Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration of 1957 who will perform the selection rites.
These kingmakers are Otun Olubadan, Osi Olubadan, Ashipa Olubadan, Ekerin Olubadan, Balogun, Otun Balogun, Osi Balogun, Ashipa Balogun, Ekerin Balolgun, Iyalode and Seriki.
Amid the Olubadan vacant stool controversy, there are strong indications that the existing legal hurdles may affect the appointment and installation of the next Olubadan if it is not resolved.
A former Oyo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Michael Lana, after his viral letter to Governor Seyi Makinde, maintained that a lot of things were wrong with the last meeting of the kingmakers and those things made the meeting invalid.
He said: “Firstly, under the Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration, when they want to nominate a person to become the Olubadan, the person to be nominated must not be part of the meeting.