Ibadan - Less than 48 hours after the demise of the late Olubadan, Oba Samuel Odugada I, two Ibadan high chiefs are laying claims to the coveted throne, Punch reports.
The newly elevated Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Saliu Adetunji and the Otun Seriki of Ibadan, Chief Adebayo Oyediji, are asking the kingmakers to install them as the next traditional ruler of the ancient city.
Oyediji believes he should be installed as the next king based on the 1989 ruling of the Supreme Court while Adetunji said he should succeed the late ruler as the next in rank.
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Before the demise of Oba Odugade on Tuesday, the late ruler elevated Adetunji and other high chiefs in Ibadan with Adetunji becoming the Balogun of Ibadanland.
The position, according to the Olubadan succession system, qualifies him as the next Olubadan when the incumbent passes away.
Ibadan is reputed to be a major Yoruba city, where succession to the throne of the city’s traditional stool is rancour-free as the ascension to the throne is through seniority.
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