Members of the Olubadan-in-Council will meet today over the succession crisis that hit Ibadanland, following the demise of the Oba Saliu Adetunji Olubadan.
According to the nation, the 11-member council is scheduled to meet at the historic Mapo Hall where they chose as meeting place after receiving beaded crown as obas. The late Olubadan had forbidden them from bringing crown to his palace, insisting that they were high chiefs.
Oba Adetunji and the Osi Olubadan, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, opposed their elevation in 2017. The deceased monarch and Ladoja dragged the late governor Abiola Ajimobi to court, challenging his power to undertake the review.
The Nation gathered that the high chiefs decided to meet without an official letter from the palace, following a petition by a renowned lawyer, Mr Michael Lana, calling Governor Seyi Makinde’s attention to what he described as the ‘danger’ of approving Sen. Lekan Balogun’s enthronement as successor.