Breaking: Olubadan-Designate Olakulehin Not Fit To Rule Now — Otun Balogun

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Otun Balogun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Abimbola Ajibola, stated on Tuesday that the Olubadan-designate, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, is currently unwell and not in a condition to rule.

The Olubadan position became vacant following the passing of the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, who ruled for two years and passed away at the age of 81.

Oba Ajibola made these comments to reporters at his private residence in Sanyo, Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.

He said, “What is in need for hurry? Someone (Olakulehin) we have not seen. He has not spoken with us. He has not spoken with Ibadan people.

“I am his second in command, I’m his lieutenant. He has not called me to say, ‘My Otun, I’m back. So, tell your people. And when are you seeing me?’ They are just forcing him because of their own selfish interest.”

During a meeting at Chief Bode Amoo’s private residence in Agodi Government Reserved Area, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Oba Ajibola stated, “They said we called a meeting and we have endorsed him (Olakulehin). I’m not part of that. I’ve told them my mind that I won’t be part of that illegality. We know Baba Olakulehin is the next Olubadan, but let us allow him to get well.

“Has anybody seen him since last Friday? Those who went there after Friday were unable to see him. They are forcing this man. We should allow him to get well.”

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.