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Hoodlums Disrupt Chieftaincy Installation at Olubadan Palace


Some hoodlums and supporters of prospective Mogajis and Baales in Ibadan allegedly disrupted the chieftaincy installation organised by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun on Monday.

It was gathered that the disruption had forced the Monarch to suspend the activities, after the installation of only three out of 10 chiefs slated for the day.

Reports have it that there were contentions concerning the choice of some of the chiefs and the Olubadan condemned the resort to use miscreants to address the issue.

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Meanwhile, Oba Balogun, in a statement signed by his Personal Assistant (Media), Oladele Ogunsola, has condemned the act while expressing disappointment at the unruly behaviour of the supporters of the prospective chiefs.

According to Olubadan, “It was a sad scene, seeing miscreants storming the palace and throwing decorum to the wind in abeyance of the exalted and majestic positions of members of the council”.

He empathised with other chiefs who had no contentious issue but whose installation could not be performed due to the disruption caused by the miscreants, while assuring them that what happened was a mere delay and not denial.

Oba Balogun equally charged every family presenting candidate for the positions of baales and mogajis to do their home work properly to avoid a repeat of Monday’s incident.

He therefore insisted that every chieftaincy matter should be routed through his personal assistant on chieftaincy matters, Chief Isiaka Akinpelu.

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