The Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, was not forced to accept review of the chieftaincy law, the Otun Olubadan, High Chief Lekan Balogun, has said.
In a chat with reporters on Wednesday at his Ali-Iwo Ibadan residence during the Egungun festival celebration, Chief Balogun explained that some of ghe council members opposed the review because they thought Governor Abiola Ajimobi had an ulterior motive.
He said: “Initially, we in the Olubadan-in-Council thought the governor had an ulterior motive. But, we later understood that he meant well. He didn’t force anybody to accept the review”.
Balogun, who is next in line to the throne, described the ongoing Egungun festival as a cherished culture in Ibadan.
Top members of the Olubadan-in-Council that were part of the celebration include the Ekerin Olubadan, High Chief Biodun Kola-Daisi; Asipa Olubadan, High chief Eddy Oyewole; Balogun Olubadan, High Chief Owolabi Olakulehin; Otun Balogun, High Chief Dr. Femi Olaifa, and Osi Balogun, High Chief Tajudeen Ajibola.
Others include Asipa Balogun, High Chief Lateef Gbadamosi Adebimpe; Ekaarun Balogun, High Chief Kola Adegbola and head of masquerades, Chief Asoleke Ojeronke.
Over a dozen of masquerades put up displays at the festival which entered its third day on Thursday.