Kingmakers have announced the new Olubadan of Ibadanland.
Glamtush reports that members of the Olubadan-in-Council have endorsed the nomination of Dr Lekan Balogun as the next Olubadan of Ibadanland.
The development was disclosed by Osi Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Tajudeen Ajibola during a briefing on Wednesday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Ajibola told newsmen that the decision by the kingmakers to make Dr Balogun the new Olubad an was in accordance with the tradition.
Ten of the 11 members of the Olubadan-in-Council endorsed the Balogun’s nomination.
The announcement came hours after the kingmakers faulted an attempt to engineer controversies over the choice of a new king for the sprawling city following the death of the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji on Sunday.
The kingmakers declared that tradition would be followed in the selection of the 42nd Olubadan who will be announced at the end of the traditional mourning period for Oba Adetunji.
The kingmakers made the assertion at the end of a two-hour closed-door meeting held at the residence of Lekan Balogun, who by tradition should step in as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland as the head of the hierarchy of chiefs in the ancient city.