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Landmines planted to disrupt Olubadan ascendancy order – CCII

3/5/2021 2:40:00 AM

Landmines planted to disrupt Olubadan ascendancy order – CCII

Olufemi Olaniyi, IbadanThe Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes has warned against changing the order of ascension to the throne of Olubadan.The President-General of CCII, Yemi Soladoye, hinted that there were some landmines already planted in the Olubadan Chieftaincy Law which might change the established order of emergence of new Olubadan.

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Soladoye spoke on Thursday at Ibadan House during the fifth coronation anniversary of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji.The CCII leader said the process of emergence of a new Olubadan had always been known and those in queue knew who would be the next. He said changing such method could cause crisis.

Soladoye said, “ On the auspices of today’s joyous occasion, we hereby appeal to to our Olubadan to please emulate the likes of the Bake Oyesile Ougbode (1851-1864) and Oba Isaac Akinyele (1955-1964) by setting up a committee to carry out comprehensive review of our chieftaincy system in Ibadanland and where necessary, present the issues approved by the Olubadan- in-Council to the Government of Oyo State for ratification.

“The committee should study all the past reviews in the Olubadan Chieftaincy Law with a view to removing some landmines already planted therein which may derail the age-long smooth transition and rancour less ascension to the throne of Olubadan, that is, spreading the choice of a new Olubadan to the Ekerin position.”

He also presented the prototype of the new Olubadan palace which he said would be built soon while urging Ibadan sons and daughters to support the project.The Olubadan expressed gratitude to his chiefs, dignitaries and other present at the ceremony and prayed for peace and prosperity of the city.

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