July 14, 2024

It is Oluwo that has power to install Olubadan, not governor – Ladoja


A former governor of Oyo State and the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja, has declared that it is the Oluwo that has the power to install the Olubadan of Ibadanland and not the governor.

Ladoja made this declaration while addressing journalists on Sunday.

He faulted Governor Seyi Makinde over his comments on the health status of the Olubadan designate, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin.

He said the governor was wrong for saying that Olakulehin would be enthroned when he is fit to be Olubadan.

Ladoja stressed that only Ibadan people can enthrone the Olubadan.

He added that Makinde can only present staff of office and instrument of office to the Olubadan designate, not enthroning him.

“It is only the Oluwo that install the Olubadan and not the governor. The governor can only present staff of office and instrument of office.

“As far as I am concerned, Olakulehin is our Olubadan. The role of the governor is to present staff of office and instrument of office.

“It is not the governor that will install him. The governor might have access to medical records of Olakulehin’s health, or send his doctors to access his health or use artificial intelligence to do that.

“I don’t have any problem if the governor refuse to give him staff of office or instrument of office, but he is not the one to enthrone him.

“Olakulehin is an aged man, we didn’t expect him to still be acting like a youth.”



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