Ibadan - An Oyo State High Court has rejected Seriki line’s application seeking to stop the coronation of Chief Saliu Adetunji as the new Olubadan of Ibadanland.
Chief Adebayo Oyediji, who is the head of Seriki line had filed a suit in court challenging the pronouncement of Chief Saliu Adetunji as the new Olubadan of Ibadanland by the the Olubadan-in-Council.
Oyediji said he should be installed as the next Olubadan after the former occupant of the throne Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade passed away on January 19.
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He and other Seriki chiefs approached Justice Mukhtar Abimbola of the state High Court to restrain the Olubadan-in-Council from installing Adetunji as the next Olubadan pending the determination of the applications they had filed before the court on their behalf by their lawyer, Abideen Adeniran.
They are also challenging the alleged consistent occupation of the throne by the Olubadan Chieftaincy lineage and the Balogun Chieftaincy lineage.
The state government and other contending lineages to the Olubadan throne were joined as co-respondents.
- News 24