By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has revealed that he will announce the new Olubadan of Ibadan land on Monday.
Makinde stated this at the 40-day funeral reception for the immediate past Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji,held at Liberty Stadium, Oke-Ado, Ibadan.
The governor said he has received official letter from the Olubadan-in-council on their choice for the throne.
He said that the Ibadan traditional system is a reference for other towns, villages and cities in the country to emulate due to its democratic nature.
“I have received a letter from the Olubadan-in-Council.
“By the grace of God, I will announce the new Olubadan of Ibadan land on Monday.
“Today that we are organising the 40-day remembrance of the immediate past Olubadan, we have already known the next king.
“Ibadan is not like other towns that will take them more than seven years before they can have a king after the demise of one.
“Ibadan traditional system is one that everyone is looking up to emulate,” Makinde said.
Those at the event include the deputy governor of the state, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan; former governor of the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and Senator representing Oyo South, Dr. Kola Balogun among others.