We Already Know The Next Olubadan, Rasheed Ladoja Clears Air - The People's Voice


Saturday, March 16, 2024

We Already Know The Next Olubadan, Rasheed Ladoja Clears Air

By Our Correspondent

The anticipation for the next Olubadan of Ibadanland is palpable as Chief Rashidi Ladoja, the former governor of Oyo State and the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, said that the people of Ibadan are already aware of who will succeed Oba Lekan Balogun as the next Olubadan of Ibadanland. 

 In a private meeting of the Olubadan-in-Council held at the Alalubosa residence of Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, the consensus was reached, leaving no room for doubt.

According to Ladoja, the succession plan follows a traditional lineage pattern. As Oba Balogun hailed from the Otun line, the next monarch is slated to emerge from the Balogun line. Consequently, the head of the Balogun line assumes the title of the Olubadan designate. 

The process to honor the departed monarch is underway, with arrangements for his burial proceeding promptly. As per Islamic tradition, Oba Balogun is to be laid to rest today at Aliwo, his ancestral home.

 A lying-in-state ceremony at Mapo hall precedes the burial rites, followed by prayers for the departed. While the coronation date for the new Olubadan is yet to be set, it is expected to be announced shortly after the completion of Oba Balogun's burial rites.

The Nation

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