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Oyediji urges Ajimobi not to dabble in Olubadan matter

28 January 2016, 11:14

Ibadan - One of the main contenders of the Olubadan throne, Adebayo Oyediji, has urged the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, not to interfere in the Olubadan matter, Punch reports.

The head of the Seriki line in Ibadan reacting to the statement by Governor Ajimobi where he said Oyediji cannot become the next Olubadan after the demise of the last occupier of the throne, Oba Samuel Odugade.

Also read: Ajimobi rejects Oyediji's claim to Olubadan throne

Oyediji said he should be the next king of Ibadan and not the Balogun Olubadan, High Chief Saliu Adetunji, who is favoured by the Olubadan succession system and the Olubadan-in-Council.

He said a court ruling in 1989 favoured the Seriki line’s admittance into the Olubadan ruling line, adding that since 1989 when the judgment was obtained, the Olubadan-in-Council had refused to respect it.

Read more at Punch

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