An Oyo State High Court on Monday adjourned hearing of the case filed by former Governor Rashidi Ladoja against the panel reviewing the Olubadan chieftaincy declaration to September 5.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi set up the Judicial Commission of Inquiry in May to review the process leading to the emergence of the Olubadan of Ibadan land. The panel led by Justice O.A Akintunde submitted its report to the governor last Friday.
Ladoja, who is the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland, is asking the court to set aside the report which recommended the crowning of about 32 obas in Ibadan with the Olubadan as the paramount ruler.
Lead counsel to Ladoja, Mr Michael Lana, in a motion filed before Justice M.I Sule, on Monday, asked the court to nullify the proceedings of the panel and its report.
Lana also prayed the court to compel Justice Boade and members of the panel to appear before it to explain why they should not be slammed for contempt.
But the motion could not be moved as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Oluwaseun Abimbola, who appeared for Governor Ajimobi, disclosed that the governor was yet to be served with the processes.
The application to have the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Lekan Balogun, removed from the suit was moved by Lana.
Balogun, who initially jointly filed the suit with Ladoja, later opted out.
After listening to the parties, Justice Sule adjourned to September 5, to enable service of Governor Ajimobi as well as allow the Attorney General file his reply.