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BREAKING: High Chief Owolabi Akinloye Olakulehin emerges as 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland

The kingmakers, who are also members of the Olubadan-in-Council, have appointed High Chief Owolabi Akinloye Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

The appointment of Olakulehin, the current Balogun of Ibadanland, was ratified at a meeting held at Mapo Hall on Friday.

Following the vacancy in the Olubadan stool due to the passing of the 42nd holder of the title, Oba Mahood Olalekan Balogun, last month, the Olubadan-in-Council convened at Mapo Hall to nominate Olakulehin. All members present unanimously ratified the move.

The nomination of Olakulehin was put forward by the Osi Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Lateef Adebimpe, during the meeting chaired by the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, former governor of Oyo State, High Chief Rasidi Ladoja.

Among the members of the Olubadan-in-Council present at the meeting were Osi Olubadan, Eddy Oyewole Foko; Ashipa Olubadan, Abiodun Kola-Daisi; Ekerin Olubadan, Hamidu Ajibade; Ekarun Olubadan, Adebayo Akande; Osi Balogun, Lateef Adebimpe; Ashipa Balogun, Kola Adegbola; Ekerin Balogun, Dada Isioye; and Ekarun Balogun, Abiodun Azeez. Notably absent was the Otun Balogun, Tajudeen Ajibola.

Following the ratification, the High Chiefs are set to forward Olakulehin’s name to the state governor, Seyi Makinde, for official endorsement.

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