…Alhaja Iswat Abiola Ameringun, with the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji during her installation as the new Iyaloja of Ibadan by the Olubadan on Monday 20 March, 2017… Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadanland has said that there is no parallel Iyaloja in Ibadanland, contrary to speculations in some quarters. According to the paramount
Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadanland has said that there is no parallel Iyaloja in Ibadanland, contrary to speculations in some quarters.
According to the paramount traditional ruler, the former occupant of that position ceased to be the market leader after the appointment and installation of Alhaja Iswat Abiola Ameringun as the new Iyaloja of Ibadanland on Monday, March 20, 2-017 at the Olubadan’s Palace, Popoyemoja, Ibadan.
Adeola Oloko, the Palace spokesman, in a release made available to PMParrotng quoted the Olubadan as saying that “If any other person parades herself as the Iyaloja, such person would be running the risk of impersonation, which is an offence punishable under the laws of the land.”
The first class monarch made it clear that the Olubadan is the prescribed and appointing authority for different categories of chiefs in Ibadanland, including Iyaloja and Babaloja.
“This clarification has become necessary following an interview Mrs. Labake Lawal granted an Ibadan based radio station Monday Monday, claiming the same title.
“The only person who has been conferred with the chieftaincy title of Iyaloja of Ibadan is Chief (Mrs) Ameringun following the recommendation of the Market Advisory Council, and she has accordingly been issued a certificate to that effect. This new certificate has invalidated any previous certificate issued to anyone.
“Again, it is not true that only one chief removed the old Iyaloja as she claimed in the interview, adding that no High Chief is vested with the power to remove or install and the installation rites of the new Iyaloja was done at the Olubadan-in-Council meeting of Monday, March 20, 2017.