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Olubadan of Ibadan land
The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Sunday proclaimed that no traditional masqueraders in the city must visit any of the high chiefs whose elevation by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi to obaship status triggered controversies and legal actions.
The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has kicked against the approval granted by the Oyo State Government to 48 traditional leaders in the state to start wearing crowns and coronets.
As the controversy over the elevation of 21 traditional chiefs to the rank of first class obas in Ibadanland rages on, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State has accused the state government of deliberately using the Ibadan chieftaincy crisis to cause division among Ibadan people.
The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Tuesday said the 21 Ibadan kings acted out of ignorance by threatening to recommend his (Olubadan) removal.
The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Thursday stated that he did not need the endorsement of the high chiefs before conferring honorary traditional titles on recipients.
A former governor of Oyo State, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja, has disclosed that he would not contest the 2019 governorship election in the state.
The CCII had said that a truce meeting was underway after a panel was constituted to meet with Ajimobi, the Osi Olubadan of Ibadan land, Rashidi Ladoja, and the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji.
The Authentic Mogajis (family heads) in Ibadanland on Friday evening decried what it called “unguarded verbal assaults” on the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, by the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi.
The Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan has adjourned the two cases separately instituted against the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, and others by the Osi Olubadan of Ibadan land, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja, and the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, until October 11, 2017.
The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has said despite having enough reasons to depose the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, he will not do so.
The Osi Olubadan of Ibadan land and former governor of Oyo State, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, on Wednesday, alleged that the gunmen that stormed the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Monday, came to kill him.
As seen in the suit made available, the Olubadan is also seeking an order setting aside the installation of the kings done on Sunday 27th August, 2017 made pursuant to gazette No 14 and 15 of volume 42 of 23rd and 24th August 2017.
The Council of Authentic Ibadan Mogajis on Sunday visited the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, in his palace, where they implored him to put the crisis surrounding the installation of 21 new Ibadan kings by the state government behind him and perform his traditional duty of installation of new Mogajis (family heads).
A former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, has faulted the state Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, over his claim that the coronation of the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, cost the state N100m.
The elevated high chiefs held their first meeting on Wednesday and dissociated themselves from the decision of the Osi Olubadan of Ibadan land, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, to challenge the installation of 21 new kings in Ibadan in court.
The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has told the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, not to drag him into “petty partisan politics,” saying that he is a monarch and not a politician.
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