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Ladoja Is The Rightful Person To Lead, Recommend New Olubadan To The Governor - Bar. Lana

31 March

A prominent lawyer, politician and Ibadan prince, Barrister Michael Lana has advised the members of the Olubadan Advisory Council to rally around and end the perceived rift they have with one of them, Senator Rasheed Ladoja if they are genuinely interested in the seamless emergence of the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland.



According to him, Senator Ladoja is the rightful person to lead and recommend who the new Olubadan will be to the governor. If this is not done, he will be one of those who will advise Governor Seyi Makinde not to sign, if Sen. Ladoja is not allowed to play his legal and traditional role.



This candid advice was given by a prominent lawyer, politician and Ibadan prince, Barrister Michael Lana while appearing on a Radio Show, Agbami Oselu broadcast on Fresh 105.9fm and monitored by PMParrot.com on Sunday morning.



According to the legal icon, the law of the land must be followed meticulously for the next Olubadan who will succeed the late Oba Lekan Balogun who died two weeks ago, to emerge.



Said the lawyer “All laws and guidelines relating to how the new Olubadan will emerge must be obeyed and followed. Senator Rasheed Ladoja is the high chief who must be allowed to preside over the Olubadan in the Council that will authenticate the decision on the new Olubadan. That, they said they held a meeting last week appointing High Chief Eddy Oyewole is not going to stand when it gets to court.



“I know there is a rift and I am using this opportunity to call on all well-meaning sons and daughters of Ibadanland to prevail on our fathers to allow peace to reign. I am personally begging them to make peace with one another so that the new Olubadan can emerge.



“Senator Ladoja is the rightful person to lead and recommend who the new Olubadan will be to the governor. If this is not done, I will be one of those who will advise Governor Seyi Makinde not to sign if Baba Ladoja is not allowed to play his legal and traditional role. This is not politics. I am talking about what the law of the land says”.



In the meantime, it is still unclear when the Olubadan-designate, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin will make a public appearance and this is also fueling the crisis raging in the traditional council in the ancient town.



From what we gathered, the Council has up till April 5, 2024, when the mandatory 21-day grace for the new Olubadan to emerge will lapse.

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