Olubadan: Don’t permit politicians temper with Ibadan conventional institution– Makinde informs Lekan Balogun, others

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has charged the new Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Mashod Lekan Balogun, not to permit politicians tamper with the conventional institution in Ibadan.

Makinde provided the recommendations while speaking during the crowning of the 42nd Olubadan.

DAILY POST reports that the crowning event took place at the Mapo Hall in Ibadan on Friday.

Dignitaries present at the event consisted of a former guv of state who doubled as Otun Olubadan, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

Others were previous Vice President Abubakar Atiku, governors of Ekiti, Ogun and Kano, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje.

The rest included former Governors Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Olusegun Mimiko.

A few of the standard rulers who provide at the occasion included the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi; Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad; Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero and Etsu Nupe, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar.

Makinde, while speaking, stated that the occasion was a victory for Ibadanland.

He recommended the new monarch and members of Olubadan-in-Council to work and restore the self-respect of Ibadan standard chieftaincy system.

Makinde, while speaking even more, urged the brand-new Olubadan to stay steadfast.

He said, as the gatekeeper of Ibadan standard system, the brand-new monarch ought to not allow political leaders to bastardise the conventional institution in the ancient town.

Makinde stated, “Therefore, I want to use this chance to ask that Kabiyesi and the Olubadan-in-Council work to ensure that the laws involving the ascension to the throne of Olubadan stay sacrosanct.

“The Olubadan-in-Council ought to remain self-regulated without any external interference from the political class.

“This is why the custodians of our culture must constantly take a stand against us playing with olden conventional systems.

“Our elders, the members of the different councils, the chiefs, our conventional dads, they are the gatekeepers and they need to stay steadfast in their roles.”