The absence of Rashidi Ladoja, Osi Olubadan today prevented the formal announcement of Lekan Balogun, Otun Olubadan, as Olubadan-elect.
Theresa Oyekanmi, Iyalode of Ibadan, was also absent.
Ladoja, former governor of Oyo State, is next after Balogun in the Egbe Agba (civil) line while Oyekanmi is the representative of all women in the Olubadan in council.
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The meeting had become important following the departure of Oba Saliu Adetunji.
While Iyalode had, in a letter, lent her support to the nomination of Balogun as Olubadan-elect, Ladoja has advised the former senator to go withdraw the case in court to allow him to be eligible for the exalted throne.
Traditionally, when there is a vacancy, the next in the same line, after the person to be announced, is saddled with the task. In the present case, Ladoja will have to nominate Balogun while Owolabi Olakulehin, who is Balogun Olubadan, will second. This is so because Balogun cannot nominate himself and does not need to be present.
After that, two documents — one affirming Balogun’s nomination, and the one containing list of the immediate three high chiefs in the civil line after the nominee, would be sent to the governor.