The former Governor of Oyo State and Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja, broke his silence on Wednesday on the elevation of 11 High Chiefs to the status of beaded crown Oba, saying he was not interested in any crown than that of Olubadan of Ibadanland.
Reports that the state Governor, Seyi Makinde, approved the promotion of 11 Ibadan High Chiefs to beaded crown Obas, and Friday, July 7, has been tentatively fixed for the installation, as stipulated in the letter sent to the governor by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun.
Other High Chiefs to be elevated are Balogun of Ibadanland, Owolabi Olakulehin; Otun Balogun, Tajudeen Ajibola; Osi Olubadan, Eddy Oyewole; Osi Balogun, Lateef Adebimpe; Ashipa Olubadan, Biodun Kola-Daisi; Ashipa Balogun, Kola Adegbola; Ekerin Olubadan, Hamidu Ajibade; Ekerin Balogun, Olubunmi Isioye; Ekarun Olubadan; Bayo Akande and Ekarun Balogun, Abiodun Azeez.
Ladoja, while speaking to journalists at his private residence in Bodija, Ibadan, the state capital, said, “When I set out to join the race to become the Olubadan, I was focusing on how to become the Olubadan and the only crown I want to wear is that of Olubadan of Ibadanland. “I’m not interested in any other crown apart from that of Olubadan of Ibadanland.” more details later