Ladoja Takes Makinde, Olubadan, 10 Others To Court Over Ibadan Chieftaincy Law Review

Senator Rashidi Ladoja, who previously served as governor of Oyo State and as the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, has filed a lawsuit against the current governor of the state, Seyi Makinde, as well as the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II, and ten members of the Olu

This information was included in a case that was brought before the Ibadan Division of the Oyo State High Court. Ladoja said in his statement of claim that the Olubadan was conspiring that "if he refused to be crowned, he would be denied his status as Otun Olubadan of Ibadan land and would not be permitted to ascend the throne of Olubadan of Ibadanland when it is his turn." This was Ladoja's interpretation of what the Olubadan was allegedly planning to do in the event that Ladoja refused to be crowned.

As a consequence, the previous governor is now attempting to have it declared, among other things, that "any report issued or to be issued on the 1957 Chieftaincy Declaration of the Olubadan of Ibadanland and or the issue of beaded crown is unconstitutional, contrary to the Chiefs Law, ultra vires, null and void."

In the meantime, Balogun denounced and called for a comprehensive inquiry into the reported altercation that occurred at the Ege masquerade at Alafara Olubadan yesterday.
It was stated that on Sunday, the region was thrown into disarray as a consequence of a confrontation between the Ege masquerade and some neighbors, the cause of which could not be immediately determined.

A statement was released in Ibadan by the Olubadan through his Personal Assistant (Media), Oladele Ogunsola, in which Balogun voiced his displeasure at the unpleasant incident.
He stated that the alleged altercation that took place in Alafara Olubadan the previous Sunday was, at the very least, regrettable and unanticipated.

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It just implies that some people have other reasons that are outside of the established rules as far as the festival is concerned, and it is on the basis of this that I am asking security services to fish out the perpetrators and deal with them in accordance with the situation.

If you are forewarned, you will be more prepared. Whoever it is who turns out to have been the one who started it shouldn't be let off the hook.

Balogun issued a similar charge to the people in charge of the masquerades, instructing them to ensure that they respect the rights of the locals and keeping in mind that any event can only be organized successfully in an environment where peace predominates.

He made it clear that he would not think twice about putting a stop to any masquerade that was discovered to be creating problems for the general public.

In order to avoid needless conflict, the king urged the populace to respect the rights of the masquerades and added, "This becomes imperative because of the taboo associated with the appearance of 'Oloolu' masquerade, which stipulates that women must not sight it." The festival is only held for a short period of time each year. In light of this, I humbly request that we bear with and make allowances for one another during those few weeks.

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Jonah Ekeh 49 w

Good one