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Ibadan Chiefs Held A Meeting At Chief Lekan Balogun Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland House

Some Ibadan chiefs on Monday held a meeting at the home of the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Chief Lekan Balogun, who is expected to become the new Olubadan following the demise of the occupier of the stool, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

The chiefs, who met at the Ali Iwo home of High Chief Balogun on Monday afternoon, included the Osi Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Abdulateef Gbadamosi Adebimpe; the Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Owolabi Olakuleyin; the Asipa Olubadan, High Chief Eddy Oyewole; the Ekarun Olubadan, High Chief Amidu Ajibade, among others.

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Though details of the closed-door meeting were not disclosed as of the time of this report, it was learnt that the chiefs met over the next line of action following the demise of Oba Adetunji on Sunday, January 2.

High Chief Lekan Balogun, who is the Otun Olubadan of Ibadan and next in rank to the Olubadan is expected to be crowned as the new Olubadan.

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Dr. Balogun, former university lecturer and senator, was the governorship candidate of the Nigeria Peoples Party (NPP) in Oyo State during the Second Republic.

The late Oba Adetunji was crowned the 41st Olubadan on March 4, 2017 after the demise of Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade.

Born on August 26, 1928 to the family of Raji Olayiwola and Suwebat Amope Adetunji in the Alusekere compound, Popoyemoja, he was the eldest of his father’s 17 children.His mother came from the Balogun family of Apomu while his father was a renowned Ibadan indigene.

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